The Paper Dolls
Term 3 begins with a narrative focus on the gorgeous story 'The Paper Dolls' by Julia Donaldson. Ticky and Tacky and Jackie the Backie and Jim with two noses and Jo with the bow will be leaping into our lives to share their paper-based adventures.
"Oh no no no," we hear them cry and shall I tell you why? Tune in to my story time later this week to find out!
Fancy some SPLASH activities linked to our fabulous Literacy book?
Look at all these wonders...
Share the Story
Ask someone at home to read the book aloud (or listen to it read aloud online) pausing so you can talk about what is happening in the story or pictures. Pause when the boy cuts up the dolls. What would you like to happen next?
Once you become more familiar with the story you could join in as you listen, don’t forget to add in lots of exciting sound effects and voices with the paper dolls’ song and the words of the dinosaur, tiger and crocodile eg ‘I’m coming to crunch you!’
Talk about the story
Make paper dolls
You could make your own chain of paper dolls. You could follow the instructions on www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYXxoVbPzqI or www.origami-resource-center.com/paper-dolls.html or use the pictures in the book to guide you so that some dolls are wearing trousers and some dresses. You could then decorate and name them, making sure each one is special and different.
Make your own story
Can you make up a story with your own paper dolls – perhaps the dolls will be in danger from a scary animal attack. You could play the story together using a toy or improvised glove/sock puppet (oven glove perhaps?!) for the imminent danger to the dolls!
Make a story book
You could even dictate or write your paper doll adventure story in a zig zag book and illustrate it.
Make a memory box
Using a shoebox, gather together a few special things, objects, photographs and drawings. Perhaps you could decorate the box to make it look special with wrapping paper and label it ‘my memory box’. Film yourself explaining all about your memory box and what is inside – post it up onto Dojo for us all to watch. This would be an opportunity for older family members to share memories with your child too.
Find out about the record-breaking longest chain of paper dolls made in 2013 @ www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/24912376
Maybe you could make a really long chain of paper dolls too! Perhaps your brothers or sisters could help.
Read more books by author Julia Donaldson @ www.juliadonaldson.co.uk
Titles with activities on www.LoveMyBooks.co.uk are:
Room on the Broom
The Snail and the Whale
What the Ladybird Heard
Read more books by Rebecca Cobb @ www.rebeccacobb.co.uk