Use our teaching ideas with this short video about what happens when a lonely fox hunts a little mouse.
Which of the ideas below will you try with your children?
Teaching Ideas and Resources:
- The story can be seen as a fable. Compare it to other fables you know.
- Collect adjectives to describe the icy setting.
- Compare this to other films and stories set in very cold places, for example, Frozen, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and The Snowy Day.
- Stop the film (for example, at 1:02, 4:00, and 5:09) and discuss what the characters might be thinking.
- Write a dialogue between the fox and the mouse.
- Make character profiles of the characters.
- How does the relationship between the fox and the mouse change over the course of the film?
- Write about the animals’ next adventure.
- Write a narration for the story in the style of a wildlife documentary!
- Make a storyboard of the film.
- Watch the trailer for the film and plan your own trailer.
- Write an explanation about why there is ice on top of the lake and liquid water below.
- Find out how animals are adapted to live in cold climates.
- Investigate why ice is so slippery.
- Make a food chain or web including the animals in the film. What else would you need to add?
- Design a website to promote the film.
- Watch the sequence from 1:06 – 1:08. Can you make a simple animation of a mouse jumping?
- Make your own snowy landscape picture.
- Look at photographs of foxes, mice and owls and draw your own versions.
- Try watching the film again without the music. What do you notice?
- Write your own soundtrack for the film.
- Write a report about the parts of the world with the coldest climates.
- Make up a dance using the movements of the fox, mouse and owls.
- Why do you think the mouse went back to help the fox?
- Sometimes we don’t like people at first but they turn out to be good friends. Has this ever happened to you?