Welcome to the Nosy Crow Kids’ Club: a new monthly feature with plenty of activities for the young readers in your life! Each month we’ll post a creative writing prompt based on one of our recent publications, and some downloadable activity sheets to print for your little ones.
Write a Story
Our kids’ writing exercise for this month is inspired by the second in the hilarious Frank and Bert series: The One Where Frank Learns to Ride a Bike, by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros. Find out more about this hilarious picture book that’s guaranteed to get kids giggling here!
You might need to read out the writing exercise to help your kids get started, and don’t worry if they go off on a tangent – it’s all part of the fun!
Imagine two characters. These could be animals like Frank and Bert, they could be humans, they could even be objects that can talk! Whatever you’d like.
One of your characters has to teach the other to do something that they don’t know how to do, like riding a bike, swimming, or even making pottery. However, the character who is learning this new skill finds it very difficult and keeps struggling!
What happens? You can tell your story through words, drawings – or even both! – and you can make it as funny or as serious as you’d like. It’s up to you!
In a nutshell: write a story about a character that tries to teach their friend something new, but their friend is not very good at it.
Share your little ones’ finished stories with us on social media, by tagging us @NosyCrow! You never know, we might even share a selection on our channels …
In these free, downloadable activity sheets for Frank and Bert: The One Where Bert Learns to Ride a Bike, kids can help Bert through a bicycle maze, spot the difference and colour in the hilarious duo! Download the sheets here.
Do let us know what you thought of our first Kids’ Club, and if there are any other activities you would like us to include, by getting in touch via email or social media.
And if your little ones enjoyed all of our Frank and Bert activities, then don’t miss Chris Naylor-Ballesteros, author and illustrator of Frank and Bert, on his UK bookshop tour in February. You can find details of all the events here.