Above is a link to a video from Play School where they read the story.
Lynley Dodd has long been a favourite of mine. This book is no exception – it is gorgeous. The illustrations are as bright and sunny as the beach; the text is engaging and emotive. It is a book that all of my students have really enjoyed and I love reading it. Some books were meant to be read aloud – this is definitely one of them!
Below: is a drawing of mine that can be used as a craft template
This is a Disney classic. Growing up I wished I was a mermaid so that I could explore the ocean just like Ariel. It is still a favourite of mine – after all this time – and now it is also a favourite of my students. They enjoy the brightly coloured animations, the songs and the music, and of course the story of young love.
Below: a template that I drew of Sebastian
Below: a link to a ‘read along version’ of this story
Below: a link to all of the songs from the Broadway musical:
Below: a link to all of the songs from the film:
This is a classic story about a lighthouse keeper and his wife – trying to keep the pesky seagulls from stealing the keeper’s lunch. It is a fun, problem solving book that is very engaging. Our copy has faded pictures as it’s quite old.. so I cannot judge on the illustrations well.
I have included a copy of a template that I drew based on this story.
I have also included a link to the audio of this book.
This is a fun and exciting story about a pirate crew who love underpants. The students of my class always giggle at this ridiculous tale of panty loving pirates. I have to admit, I enjoy it too! The illustrations are bright and fun, it’s quirky and amusing.
The templates below are my own drawings – feel free to use them 🙂
Below: templates for pirate underpants that can be painted/coloured and decorated.
Below: template of the book cover to be coloured
This is a well written story – it is in verse which seems to really appeal to my students. The illustrations have a delicate quality but are quite detailed and cute. This book has become a favourite of my students and I would recommend it to readers of all ages.
Below: is a template that can be used for painting/colouring based on the story.
This story is cute – it can be sung to the tune of 5 little ducks/5 little monkeys. This story is great for preschool and infants school students. It also works well for students with intellectual disability who are learning basic counting. The song makes the story fun and memorable.
I have provided the template for an activity that my class completed based on this story.
‘Bear and Chook by the Sea’ is a tale of two friends who go on a short holiday to the sea shore. It is beautifully written with sweet illustrations. There is a lot of a repetitious phrases which makes it easy for kids to sequence and remember.
Below is a template that I drew for this story:
Below is a link to an audio of Bear and Chook
What you need:
- Chloe’s Paper Plate Island Girl
- Paper plate (for A3 template you will need a large paper plate, A4 templates will need a small paper plate)
What to do:
- Paint your paper plate
- Paint your template
- Allow to dry
- Cut out your template
- Glue in place