Free activities to download
A range of activities based on my picture book The Big Red Rock.
With skill levels from 'just for fun' to 'a bit tricky' they are suitable
for most 3-7 year olds.
Create a Monster
Draw and cut out monster body parts to assemble a monster that can try and move the Big Red Rock.
2 pages/file size 4.25MB
Colour in the rock then follow the path that will connect Bif to his breakfast.
1 page/file size 1.3 MB
Spot the Difference
Try and spot 5 differences between the two pictures of Bif pushing the Big Red Rock.
1 page/file size 1.7MB
other activities to come...
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Dotty Patchwork Rock
Join the dots and colour in shapes
to design a patchwork rock.
1 page/file size 97KB
Topple the Rock
Colour in and cut out the Big
Red Rock then try and topple it
using scrunched-up paper balls.
1 page/file size 1MB
Rock 'n' Role-Play
Cut out and make mini-character puppets and a mini-tool kit for Rock 'n' Role-Play.
2 pages of craft and discussion ideas and 2 pages of images.
2 pages instructions
file size 498KB
2 pages images
file size 365KB
Make a Monster Mask
pencil, pen, marker
paint and brushes
scissors and craft-knife*
double-sided sticky tape or pads
cardboard - the stronger the better
*This project involves the use of a craft-knife: very young children should always ask an adult to help .
Monsters in the garden...
Make a mask from plywood or
MDF, paint with waterproof paint
and place in the garden as a
bird-scarer. Add foil to the eyes to reflect the light. (adult project)
Make a mini-mask from thin card replacing the eye holes with googly eyes. Add a lolly stick handle to make a plant marker.
...and in the kitchen.
Make a mini-mask from thin card and attach to a cocktail stick to make a cake topper.