Sharing a Shell Small World Play
This months virtual book club for kids author is Julia Donaldson – I hope you could read my smile in there – it’s one of our favourite authors and there was so many books to choose from – with the virtual book club for kids running for a month we hope to get in a few more books. But we’re starting off with Sharing a Shell.
Sharing a shell is one of our all time favourite Julia Donaldson books – it combines my love of marine life with fabulous rhyming language and fun illustrations. The story of a little hermit crab who find a shell and then some friends to share his shell with and their fun in the rock pool. Reading through this there was only one thing to do – set up some small world play for T.
The first thing we did was set up a rock pool – with our sea creatures I found a pink blob (ok it’s a turtle but it’s a pink blob and sometimes a mum has to improvise right!) a crab and then something that could be the bristle worm – the sea weed worked well enough adding some shells we had the start of our rock pool small world play.
It was great for re-enacting the story – we told the story of our little crab looking for a shell and finding it’s friends and the book – bringing it alive for T to enjoy through play.
Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.