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Weekly Activities - Create a Story

Book of the week

Charlie Cook's Favourite Book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.


Charlie Cook is reading a book about a pirate captain, who is reading a book about Goldilocks, who is reading about a knight, who is reading about a frog . . .

From kings and queens to aliens and ghosts, there's something for everyone in Charlie's amazing book of adventure! This edition features the classic story with a stunning, redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small!

Weekly Activities

Later this week it was world book day so we asked some of the children to bring in their favourite book from home that we would then read at basecamp and at various times throughout the day. Some children brought in books in a different language as English is an additional language (EAL) for them which was really interesting for the rest of the children.

We gave the children some story stones (large stones with a colourful picture of a single object on them that when put next to each other, help to tell a simple story that the children can elaborate on) and asked them to make up a story. This was a group exercise so helped the children to learn how to be patient, take turns, listen, talk and use their imagination. The children then made their own puppets and continued to make up stories with them. We wrote some of the children's stories down and read them out to everyone.

Aims and Objectives

  • To create a story using prompts

  • To make and create a puppet show of the story

  • To improve their listening, talking, turn taking and waiting skills

  • To use their imagination

Home Activity

Make and use your own story stones at home.

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