As adults many of us learn about the truth behind modern fairytales and rhymes. If you don’t already know, fairytales were originally intended for an adult audience and not children – thus the content and outcomes of the stories is often unrecognizable with their modern counterparts.
This is an activity I did based on the rhyme “Little Bo Peep”. We know she lost her sheep but I wanted my class of grade 6/7s to think outside the box. They needed to consider what the real story might have been behind the rhyme – as if it was in code.
Needless to say their exchanging looks of wary did become enthusiastic once they started.
For this activity, the students were each given…
* a copy of the rhyme “Little Bo Peep”
* worked in small groups to brainstorm ideas and thoughts
* drew 3 thumbnails of possible layouts for their artwork in their art journal
* produced their final copy on A3 paper.
This lesson took two separate lessons with a duration of about 60 minutes each.
Here’s two examples…
|Grade 7 example|
|Grade 6 example|