Fun Lesson and Story Time Activities

TEACHERS from the UK to Australia have invented CREATIVE LESSON PLANS and FUN ACTIVITIES based on my books. Below are links to those fantastic lesson ideas, along with a credit to each of the schools that devised them. Most of these lesson ideas are suitable for KS1 (ages 5-7) pupils, but they can also be tailored for younger pupils. I have indicated a recommended age group next to each lesson based on my experience from school events, but you can tailor them for just about any age group. These ideas might also be useful for librarians and booksellers, too!

Broadwater Primary School wearing their paper crowns for a CLASS PHOTO. (Photo by Emerson Wimsey)


THE QUEEN'S HAT and THE QUEEN'S HANDBAG

  • Geography (Ages 5-7) - Learn about famous landmarks! Press HERE
  • Geography and Arts & Crafts (Ages 5-7) - Take a virtual tour of London! Press HERE
  • Arts & Crafts (Ages 3-7) - Design your own crown or hat! Press HERE.
  • Creative Writing (Ages 5-7) - Write a diary entry or newspaper article about the windswept hat! Press HERE
  • Creative Writing & Arts (Ages 5-7) - Reimagine the story! Press HERE.
  • Arts (3-7) - Help The Queen catch her hat with this fun colouring-in sheet! Press HERE.
  • Two lesson plans by teacher, Maddy Barnes, HERE.
  • RISING STARS lesson plan HERE

PLEASE MR PANDA

  • Story Time (Ages 3-7) - Please Mr Panda Story with a fun Q&A, then design a doughnut or solve a maze. Press HERE.
  • All Subjects (Ages 5-7) - Turn your class into Mr Panda's Doughnut Factory. Press HERE.
  • Arts & Crafts (Ages 3-7) - Design a 'doughnut chain' to hang in your class! Press HERE.
  • Arts & Crafts (Ages 5-7) - Make a panda! Press HERE.
  • Arts & Crafts (Ages 5-7) - Draw Mr Panda with shapes and letters! COMING SOON.
  • Drama (Ages 5-7) - Reenact the story in your very own class play, complete with funny voices. Press HERE.

BETTY GOES BANANAS

  • Story Time (Ages 3-5) - GO BANANAS and host a Betty Goes Banana story hour, complete with dancing and drawing! Press HERE.
  • Arts & Crafts (Ages 3-5) - Create a 'Jungle Reading Corner' for Betty and all her picture book counterparts! Press HERE.
  • Arts & Crafts (Ages 3-7) - Draw Betty! Press HERE.

MONSTER IN THE HOOD

  • Two lesson plans by teacher, Maddy Barnes, HERE.

GREEN LIZARDS VS RED RECTANGLES 

  • Arts (Ages 3-7) - Bring the lizards and rectangles together with colour! Press HERE.
  • RISING STARS lesson plan HERE