funnybonesThis wonderful book by Janet and Allan Ahlberg is still being enjoyed by children more than thirty years after its original publication in 1980 and there are now eight other books in the series.

The lesson plan contains a range of practical, fun and easy-to-do drama activities linked to the story, suitable for key stage 1 (5-7 years). There are at least 65 minutes of activities, so you could choose some of your favourites for one session or turn it into two lessons quite easily.

The activities include freeze frames, thought tracking, soundscape, dance and a drama game. There is also an option for children to make up their own adventure, ideal for drama club or for inspiring writing through drama.

I was looking for ideas and considering a variety of books for a school club of mixed ability + age. The club is due to run for seven weeks. The ideas presented here are brilliant and there is plenty of material to extend, create and adapt to the needs of the children. Thank you!

Fiona Miller