“What do you think this book could be about?”
“When do you think the little wombat likes to curl up in a ball?”
Read to the class, pausing at the last work of the rhymes to offer them opportunities to find an appropriate word. As this is quite a simple story, it will not detract from the flow but engage the kids.
After a reading, ask each student to find their own spot and curl up in a ball. Read and allow them to perform Individual Pantomimes. Encourage them to be aware and use space appropriately.
Sitting back in a circle, with Grade K – 1 creat a living picture where students jump up one at a time and act out, then freeze beginning with “Sometimes I like to……. (jump on the trampoline, eat strawberries, ride my bike)”. Keep adding students until a picture is made.
Grade 2 students can do a version of this in groups. They prepare a simple 4 line poem in groups of 4. Each beginning “Sometimes I Like to…..” and all do the action.