Thursday, December 8, 2011
Out for a drive in the country, we saw this fellow walking along the side of the road.
What a treat to see one actually walking! The children were amazed at the length of his legs.
We have a game called "Hedgehog" that your family might like to play.
First you make up a story with gaps in it.
i.e., "Mr Popple looked out of his ..... and saw that the next door .... was leaning heavily over the fence and threatening to drop on his shiny new ...."
Then you make a whole lot of cards with words (adjectives and nouns) on them such as "soggy toast" "rotten egg" "beautiful rose" "squeeky wheel" etc. Make sure you have a lot of cards that say "hedgehog". That's why the game is called Hedgehog.
To play: Hand out the word cards. Mummy or Daddy reads out the story, and when you come to a gap in the story have one of the players read out their first card. When you get to the next gap, the next player reads the words from their first card etc
i.e., "Mr Popple looked out of his squashed banana and saw that the next door feather duster was leaning heavily over the fence and threatening to drop on his shiny new hedgehog."
The same cards can be used with many different stories. Made by you, or borrowed from elsewhere.
If we have enough requests we might package this game up and sell it! But in the meantime we just enjoy playing it ourselves. The children are always asking for another story to use with the cards.
Posted by The Mummalady at 2:35 PM