Tuesday, 10 April 2012

The BFG Day

We finished reading The BFG last night, which was devastating to Denver, as she was totally enthralled in it. I liked how at first, Kyla listened from her bedroom. Then, a few chapters in she started to appear in the kids room as I read, perching quietly on the end of Sienna's bed. By the middle of the book it was, 'Don't start until I get there!'
Today after some other work we decided to do a couple of activities related to the book. First, they mixed their own 'dreams' like the BFG, choosing colours that they felt depicted good dreams or nightmares.






After that they worked together on a collage of 'Giant Country'. Denver created the 'Fleshlumpeater', Sienna the BFG and Kyla Sophie. 






 Snozzcumbers!


We also looked at an Atlas and a map of England, and the girls Googled images of the Queen. I had to smile tonight as I listened to them play The BFG. Sienna, as the BFG, was using a butterfly net to capture the dreams they had mixed today. Kyla was Sophie, and Denver was the Queen of England.

4 comments:

Sarah of 'Catching the Magic' said...

Absolutely wonderful! Fantastic artwork and lovely, inspiring activities unfolding from an amazing book - I must read that one to my Sophie :-)

skatey katie said...

shivering snozzcumbers!! love every minute > gorgeous arty moments x

Jen said...

I LOVE that book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I LOVE the way the giant talks :)

I LOVE the way the giant is taller than the actual picture they all made together :) WTG girls!!!!!!!

Jacinta @ Hot Strong Coffee said...

<3 it!!!

The Word Party

Loving words clutch crimson roses,
Rude words sniff and pick their noses,
Sly words come dressed as foxes,
Short words stand on cardboard boxes,
Common words tell jokes and gabble,
Complicated words play Scrabble,
Swear words stamp around and shout,
Hard words stare eachother out,
Foreign words look lost and shrug,
Careless words trip on the rug,
Long words slouch with stooping shoulders,
Code words carry secret folders,
Silly words flick rubber bands,
Hyphenated words hold hands,
Strong words show off, bending metal,
Sweet words call each other 'petal',
Small words yawn and suck their thumbs,
Till at last the morning comes,
Kind words give out farewell posies....
Snap! The dictionary closes.

-RICHARD EDWARDS.