Thursday, 3 May 2012

Peter Rabbit in the garden

This week, I've been reading Beatrix Potter's famous book, Peter Rabbit, to the children. There has been some considerable interest in acting this out, in the garden, between or even in the showers. It has been good to get outside even into a rather wet garden. Peter Rabbit now needs a wash!

We used soft toys from around the house and real gardening tools. I was amazed how many toy rabbits we seem to own. The gold fish were made from orange foam and put in the empty sand pit.

They lived with their Mother...underneath the root of a very big fir tree.

Then he ate some radishes; (real baby radishes)

And then, feeling rather sick, he went to look for some parsley.

He rushed all over the garden,

Mr McGregor came up with a sieve, which he intended to pop upon the top of Peter; (not sure that Peter escaped this time)

(Peter) jumped into a can

Mr McGregor was sure that Peter was somewhere...perhaps hidden underneath a flower-pot. He began to turn them over carefully.

A white cat was staring at some goldfish. (well ours wasn't very white-have to use some imagination! You can just see it at the edge.)

Suddenly, quite close to him, he heard the noise of a hoe (yes, it badly needs hoeing-bit embarrassed about this)

His mother put him to bed. (not exactly in the burrow!)

We had such fun with this-wondering whether we could play Jemima Puddleduck or Tom Kitten next.

This is linked to the Kids' Co-op linky partyIt's Playtime and LGIF Linky party.