It is HERE – the first of our sets of activity sheets for the Shelf Care Book Club. If you want to know more about it – check it out here. A free PDF eBook every month, and some fabulous free activities to go with the book too. We give physical copies out to some in the Uk courtesy of our publisher partner, Quarto Kids as well. The first book is Beware of the Blue Bagoo – if the kids love it, do consider supporting us by buying a copy too. Join the club here:
We think you will love what we have for you, but in case you aren’t sure about it – we are going to show you all now.
What is in the Beware of the Blue Bagoo activity pack?
This pack consists of 11 pages, including the cover and the end sheet. We’ve packed a few different ideas into the pack, so that there is enough in here for fun with the kids for more than just 5 minutes. As with all the ideas and activities, we are promoting a sense of wellbeing, and mindfulness with the kids. Don’t forget to check out the other resources we have on this, including our kids mental health series.
We have taken a couple of the wonderful illustrations from the book, by Andrea Stegmaier, and turned them into two awesome colouring sheets; with permission of the publisher of course. We have used Mimi Panda (affiliate link) for this, and you can give it a go too. Turns any photo into a colouring sheet, or paint by numbers. So simple, and perfect fun for the kids.
The cover of the book is perfect for this – why not see if you can replicate the gorgeous Blue Bagoo using our sheet?
Perhaps you would like to create your own Blue Bagoo that’s a wee bit different? Whatever you and the kids do, we’d love to see on social media. Share with us using #KiddyChartsShelfCare, so we can spot what you have been up to.
What did you all think of Beware of the Blue Bagoo?
In the next three sheets, we are asking your children to get a little critical and imaginative. We’d love to:
- See them draw their very own versions of the Blue Bagoo and share those ideas with us,
- Let us know what they thought of the book, and who in the story they liked the best and,
- Tell us how you think that the Blue Bagoo felt at different points within the book, and then tell us a little bit about how your kids fell, and what they do to feel better when they are sad.
Our feelings worksheets asks a few simple questions:
- How do you think the Blue Bagoo felt when they heard that people were afraid of them?
- How do you think they felt at the end of the book?
- When do you feel sad?
- How do you know you are feeling sad?
- What do you do to feel better if you are sad?
- How do you feel when people say unkind things about you?
These are a few of the things you can ask about feelings from the book – there are also a couple of other boxes where you can add your own ideas of course. Don’t forget to use the eBook from the book club That’s Okay, to help understand some of those feelings with your children.
Monster online writing prompts
Our last sheets within the pack are writing prompts relating to the story within Beware of the Blue Bagoo. We are asking:
- Write a story about a time that you felt misunderstood, and
- Write a story about a monster that is misunderstood OR a rumour that gets out of hand.
You can use these are you like, and we have spare writing paper for you to use if you need it as well.
To download the goodies, just click on the image and the button below – and the activity sheets are yours. Don’t forget to sign up too though, as otherwise you won’t also get a PDF copy of the book.
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We do hope to see you again soon, and we cannot wait to share with you the next book for March as well.