The hyperbole episode is such an excellent example of how kids, when introduced to concepts through great literature, will naturally play with language and let their imaginations (and silliness) soar. For this episode I had the kids look up hyperbole in the dictionary and thesaurus. We played with the concept by writing a sentence, then we read aloud Swamp Angel. From there, no more instruction was needed, they just knew what they wanted to write….and record. Here are their stories, as written.
Can you figure out the order to this classic Rube Goldberg machine? make your own machine and share with friends. see if they can figure it out!
Sing along with the Onomatopoeia Man as he comes to town, bringing all sorts of sounds! Singing and listening fun for the classroom and library, but be prepared, after this song, for a bit of burping, all day long! Excuse me!
listen to episode #23 and download this activity to see if you can sound out a nonsense scat word of your own making.
listen to our spooky halloween episode and read “Black and Bittern Was Night” by Robert Heidbreder, illustrated by John Martz. and then…..see if you can figure out the meaning to all of the nonsense this Halloween!!! Bah-ha-ha-ha!!!
listen to episode #20 and then try tinkling with this Tongue Twisters Activity too!