Harry the Poisonous Centipede: Remember?

This is the third learning activity for the story, "Harry the Poisonous Centipede", written by "Lynne Reid Banks" and illustrated by "Tony Ross".

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You can find out more about our experience of reading Harry the Poisonous Centipede here.

Activity Three: What Do You Remember About Harry?

Drawing A Centipede
Encourage your child to draw a picture of Harry the Poisonous Centipede in the centre of a large piece of paper. Your child may find it helpful to look at a picture of Harry printed in the book. Alternatively, have a look at some photographs of centipedes on the internet or in factual books.

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When the drawing is finished, encourage your child to write down things they know about Harry around the drawing. If your child needs assistance with writing, help to write the words for your child by acting as their scribe.

Memory recall is one of the skills this activity strengthens. You may be amazed by how much your child actually remembers!

Other Story Extension Activities for Harry the Poisonous Centipede

Have you seen the four other story extension activities based on Harry the Poisonous Centipede? You'll find them at the following links:

Making A Centipede Activity One: Draw or paint a centipede while referring to a photograph of a real centipede. This fun activity draws on children's creative abilities while looking at the real aspects and characteristics of a centipede.

Writing A Centipede StoryActivity Two: Write a centipede story. This can be done by children of all ages, including young children and can be heaps of fun as children use their imagination! Anything is possible in a story!

Centipede NumbersActivity Four: Harry the Poisonous Centipede Maths Activity - focuses on writing numbers. There is a free downloadable printable available for this story extension activity.

Making A CentipedeActivity Five: Make Harry the Centipede. This activity also focuses on maths as children use clips or pegs to count and attached 42 feet! A free downloadable printable is available for this story extension activity.

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