Rainforest Romp

Age Range: 5 - 11

A bright and lively introduction to a fascinating habitat and a host of incredible animals.

Book Author: Tony Mitton

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Teaching Ideas and Resources:


  • Make a glossary to teach people about some of them technical words used in the book.
  • Make a new page for the book about a different animal. Could you make a class book using everyone's pages?
  • Write a diary entry from the point of view of Rabbit, Mouse and Bird, telling people about their exploration.
  • Make a list of the rhyming words in the book and try to find some more words that rhyme with them.


  • Count the creatures shown in the illustrations. Can you think of some Maths questions to ask others about them?



  • Make a list of all of the animals mentioned in the story. How are they similar / different? Could you write a report about one / some of them?
  • Write a few more sentences about each of the animals described in the book.
  • Think about how each animal is adapted to living in this habitat.


  • Try to create some pictures of rainforest animals using art software.

Design Technology

  • Make a model of one of the creatures mentioned in the story, or included in the 'Did You Spot…' section at the back of the book.


  • Use the illustrations in the book as inspiration for your own pictures of rainforest animals.
  • Rabbit, Mouse and Bird took some photos as they explored the rainforest. Can you paint a picture to show what these photos might look like?


  • Try to find South America on a map. Can you find a forest that this story might be set in?
  • Imagine that you were going on a trek to a rainforest. What would you take with you?
  • Draw a map to show the route that the animals took on their romp around the rainforest.


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