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Read and discuss the story, Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson.
- What animal does the girl have on her slippers?
- How many paper dolls does the girl make in the story?
- What different places do the dolls visit?
- How do you think the girl felt when the boy chopped up her paper dolls? Why?
- Why do you think the boy cut up the girls paper dolls?
Additional Activities you may like to do:
You could write a Book Review:
Write a book review sharing your opinion on the story. You should include the title of the book, the author, your favourite part, if you liked the story or not and why. You could also give the story a star rating out of five!
Make your own paper doll adventure
Make your own set of paper dolls. Design each doll and give them clothing and a name. You could take your set of paper dolls on their very own adventures and write and draw pictures all about where they went.
This book is fantastic for having discussions linked to our PSHE curriculum.
Discuss why we are stronger when we work together.
Think about your friends, why do you like them and why are they important to you. The dolls are stronger because they work together.
How do your friends make you feel?
Do you and your friends make a good team?
How are you stronger when you have your friends support?
You could make a paper chain of you and your friends.
Who is in your Favourite Memory?
Talk with your family about your favourite memories, they may be of a special place or involve people that are special to you like your friends and family.
You could draw the people in your favourite memory onto a paper chain and create a scene with pens or paint about where it took place. By attaching the paper chain to the picture you will always remember the special people you were with and your favourite memory.