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MAGICAL ADVENTURES (THE STOREY OF ALICE WONDERLAND)

This week, you are ready to go on a magical creative adventure, exploring song, dance and design. Haunted ships, magic flutes and talking rabbits await you on your journey, and we’ll be with you every step of the way. Be sure to share your creations with us on social media using #kuuoliving

What you'll need...

  • Paper

  • Pen

Suitable for ages 5–11, but you can adapt this activity for older age groups Time guideline: 5–15 minutes

As the curtain rises on the ballet Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice is playing with her two sisters and Lewis Carroll (who wrote the story) at a family party. They are wearing fancy dress, playing card games and having lots of fun. Alice leaves her sisters behind when she follows the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole and goes on a magical adventure. Alice meets many characters along the way, but she does start to miss her sisters. What do you think Alice would write if she sent a letter home?

STEP ONE

Set your stopwatch to five minutes. You have five minutes to write a letter home describing what it would be like to journey down the rabbit hole into Wonderland. You are in a hurry because you need to find a way out of Wonderland and need help! Try to write continuously for five minutes and don’t stop. You could think about the following ideas while you write:

  • What did you see along the way?

  • What did you hear?

  • How did it make you feel?

STEP TWO

Once you've written your letter, have a read through and look for ways to improve it… Have you used a range of adjectives (describing words) to describe your journey?

  • Was the journey bumpy, topsy-turvy, jerky, smooth, calm…etc.?

  • Can you be really clever and include some prepositions in the description of your journey? Prepositions are words like ‘over,’ ‘under', 'around’ and ‘through’.

What I have learned...

  • How to write continuously LITERACY

  • How to use adjectives and prepositions appropriately LITERACY

  • How to give well-structured descriptions and narratives for different purposes LITERACY

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