The children participated really well and were such a delightful group laughing, asking questions and offering some interesting answers to my questions. I don't think they had heard of a bilby before so the bilby toy I took helped them to picture what a bilby looks like. We talked about the bilby's ears, his paws, his long tail and his strong back legs!
|Wilby the Bilby with his long pink ears, his long tail and his strong back legs so he can hop, hop, hop.|
|Hunwick's Egg written by Mem Fox. I retold the story from this book using some Hunwick, his friends - cockatoo, emu and echidna - and selected a special Egg Stone from my garden.|
I then told the story of "HUNWICK'S EGG" written by Mem Fox. I had some notes from the story as I was not very familiar with it. At the beginning of the story there was a huge storm. There was a huge storm in Logan the night before and lots of fun was had re-enacting the storm with rain pattering, thunder crashing and lightening flashing!! I had a Bilby puppet and also some Aussie animal toys - a cockatoo, an emu and an echidna - who were Hunwick's friends.
|Hunwick and his special egg which became a very good friend!!|
Children listened to the story carefully and even asked why the egg didn't hatch!! The egg was really a stone but became a special friend to Hunwick and Hunwick shared all his stories, his worries and his happy times with his "egg" At the end of the presentation each child was given a "egg stone" to become their friend.
|Some of the Egg Stones given to the Springwood Kindy children to be their special friend!|
I was presented with a beautifully decorated paper bag with a thank you note and box of Favourites chocolates. I don't know who had the biggest smile - me or the children! It is so much fun sharing a rhyme, song and story session with the children.
I am looking forward to providing another Bilby Easter song, rhyme and story session at one of my grandson's prep classes tomorrow.