I’m going to miss doing my usual school visits and other events over the coming weeks and – potentially – months. So I thought I’d share some of the resources I’ve developed over the years, so that you can try them at home.
I’ll be sharing a few new activities too. Many of them will be based on my books, but others will just be ideas I want to share with you. I hope you find them fun to do with your family. And do, please, share any artwork or writing you create – I’d really love to see it!
You can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, post it on my Peta Rainford’s Facebook page @dogpigeon, or Tweet me @PetaRainford
1: Create a self portrait out of letters!
One of the most popular activities I have done is based on my book Isabella, Rotten Speller, which is set in a world where everything is made out of letters.
Can you create a self portrait made entirely of letters?
There’s a template to download here – but you can just as easily go DIY and start off with a large face-shaped letter, like a U or an O.
Once you’ve practised a few times, you might like to try these extra challenges:
- try to use as many different letters as possible
- try different ways to create the letters – for example cutting them out of magazines or painting rather than drawing
- try to include all the letters of your name, or other words, in the portrait
- create other pictures out of letters