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.
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.