If you have made a set of characters from card (see last week’s posts), you are all set to create a drama. You can make a simple theatre (more card) and even some scenery to slot down as a background. Add strips of card to your characters so you can move them on and off … Continue reading On stage!
Here’s another playful idea which generates interesting images and allows some experimenting with rhyme if you wish. I was reminded of it during my return to Sandy Brownjohn’s books. You may already know this rhyme: I saw a Peacock with a fiery tail, I saw a blazing Comet drop down hail, I saw a Cloud … Continue reading Peacock with a fiery tail
The truth finally is out. If you don’t already know this funny, lop-sided, unexpected book, seek it out. One of us found a copy in a charity shop. The other one was very jealous! Father Christmas The Truth is written and illustrated by Gregoire Solotareff. This is the ultimate guide to the mysteries of Father Christmas. … Continue reading Father Christmas: The Truth
This is just a little something, to fit in a corner of time, to play with as you are walking somewhere, perhaps even to make into a poem of sorts. The idea is a mixture of rhyming and nonsense. The nonsense makes it easier to find rhymes without spoiling a good idea. Start with the idea … Continue reading Rhyme time
Last summer, at our book festival, our writing club had fun with this rhyme. Each line in the traditional rhyme begins with a number, from one to twelve, and all the words in that line begin with the starting letter of that number. One old Oxford ox opening oysters.Two toads totally tired of trying to … Continue reading One Old Oxford Ox