Blown away by Rob Biddulph is the story of a penguin on an adventure! The penguin has a new kite on a windy day, the kite pulls the penguin up into the sky, his polar friends try to save him but end up being lifted up on the adventure too! They finally find land however it is the hot jungle, not quite what the polar animals are used to ….. luckily they have an idea of how to get safely home!
This is a lovely story which all the children enjoy. It is a pleasure to read aloud as it contains a great rhyming rhythm. The illustrations are fantastic and really show the different locations beautifully. A great classic picture book, well recommended!
Blown away inspired us to get creative! Here are some examples:
Penguin scene box
Need: Box, paint, cotton wool, glitter, clear cellophane sheet, pens that write on plastic (e.g. sharpies)
First we painted the inside of the box blue and sprinkled glitter over the top. We added cotton wool to the bottom of the box using the paint as glue. Next we taped on the plastic cellophane over the box and then we drew penguins and snow on the plastic.
Need: Coloured pasta, string, green paper.
This is quick and simple, we threaded coloured pasta and paper leaves alternatively on the string. Once the children were happy with their necklace, I tied it and they proudly wore their make!
Need: Paper plate, tissue paper, string, ribbon/coloured thread, hole punch.
Firstly we decorated the paper plate- this could be done in many different ways, we choose to decorate with tissue paper squares. We then hole punched a hole in the top and then several holes along the bottom. We then threaded a long piece of string at the top. At the bottom we threaded different pieces of ribbon and threads. Finally the children ran in the garden, watching how high they could get their kite to go!
Need: Paint and paper.
First we did a handprint using black paint. Then using cotton wool buds, we added snow and features on the penguin e.g. tummy, eyes and mouth.
Happy reading and creating!!! xx