Sneaky Snake Comes to Our Place

We've been reading Farmer Blake and Sneaky Snake.

This is a humorous story about a snake who creeps into the hen house each night and eats the hens' eggs. Of course, the hens are not pleased about this at all ... nor is Farmer Blake!
Farmer Blake and Sneaky Snake

Today, Sneaky Snake came to our house and it was very apparent that he'd been eating heaps of eggs.
Farmer Blake and Sneaky Snake

No, it wasn't a real snake, but one drawn in chalk.
Farmer Blake and Sneaky Snake

To be honest, I'm pleased it wasn't a real snake because if one that long ever turned up in our yard, I'd have no idea what to do! This snake stretched all the way down the driveway.
Farmer Blake and Sneaky Snake

The boys were eager to help draw the eyes on the snake and then were responsible for numbering each bump in the snake - bumps obviously caused from eating enormous eggs! Much bigger than hen eggs, by the way! Maybe they were dinosaur eggs.
Farmer Blake and Sneaky Snake

I helped out by adding a few numbers to the snake's body here and there so the boys had to fill in the gaps. This was excellent writing practise in regards to numbers.

It turns out that the snake ate 41 eggs!
Farmer Blake and Sneaky Snake

We did try jumping and hopping the length of the snake but this activity was short lived.

It was way too hot and humid outside to be doing such physical activities.
Farmer Blake and Sneaky Snake
So the snake was abandoned and we went ....
Farmer Blake and Sneaky Snake
Farmer Blake and Sneaky Snake

... fishing and kayaking. I love homeschooling!

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