Fairy Tales provide a rich seam for movement ideas. These stories have everything from beans to beasts; treachery to treasure; ridicule to revelation. And – rest assured – good always wins out in the end!
Grace Darling lived in a cramped lighthouse with her siblings and their father, the lighthouse keeper. Children recreate her daily routine and famous rescue of stricken sailors in a heavy storm.
In Rebecca Elliott’s ‘The Last Tiger’, Luca befriends a lone animal. The tiger brings colour and magic into her dreary life. Using these ideas and images, children create their own imaginary world…
Let’s read Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler’s hit children’s book ‘Monkey Puzzle’. Then use the many and varied animals to stimulate movement ideas. We’ll work independently, in pairs and in groups, then finally as a whole class in one giant caterpillar!
Explore the chocolate-making process. Then search for a coin to buy a ‘Wonka’ bar. This wins the golden ticket and you meet the Umpa Loompas. Which leads you into a wonderful mouth-watering landscape.
The classic modern children’s tale ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ provides a wealth of stimuli. Explore the forest and the sea, and become the Wild Things themselves. All culminating in a Wild Things party!..