Does your woolly mammoth need a wash? It’s not a very easy thing to do… Find out exactly how to wash your mammoth in this hilarious instruction manual – just remember don’t get any soap in its eyes or it might escape up a tree!
Teaching Ideas and Resources:
- Write a set of instructions for how to wash another animal using imperative verbs and numbered steps.
- Make a list of synonyms for “big”.
- Make a story map of the book.
- Collect alliterative phrases like “terribly tickly”.
- Generate some other questions like the opening question “Does your (adjective, noun) need a (noun)?”
- Write some phrases with two adjectives using “big, fat tummy” as a model.
- Write some other ideas for getting the mammoth into the bath.
- Record your own retelling of the story. Here is an example:
- Count the bubbles on the picture on Michelle Robinson’s website. How many are there?
- Play a game matching numbers to their words.
- Investigate bubbles and soap in the water tray.
- How do you keep clean? Why is it important? Make a poster to teach others how to stay clean and healthy.
- Mammoths are extinct. What does extinct mean? Find out about other animals that have gone extinct.
- Which materials would make a good umbrella or coat for step six? Investigate some materials to find out if they are waterproof or not.
- Use graphics software to create your own illustrations of a woolly mammoth.
- Make an animated retelling of the story or an animated challenge based on the book. Here is an example:
- Design your own toiletry for a woolly mammoth.
- Make a cross-section drawing of a simple household object (like the bath in step one.)
- Design a machine to get your woolly mammoth into the bath.
- Bake a cake for your woolly mammoth
- Design your own rubber duck.
- Make a mammoth collage using fabric and other materials.
- Explore Michelle Robinson’s website and colour in the pages available there.
- Make a gallery of pictures of mammoths with different hairstyles inspired by step seven.
- Research when and where woolly mammoths lived and make a fact file about them.
- Warm up with the audio game on Michelle Robinson’s website, with actions for being a woolly mammoth.
- Explore jumping and bouncing. Perhaps you could use some mini trampolines?