Knowledge and skills
- Balance and coordination
- Team games
Make the most of the outdoors and act out parts of the platypus story in the sunshine.
Find the kangaroo
Read How the platypus got his shape – do this outside if it’s a nice day. Talk to the children about what Platypus spent his days doing. Ask if anyone can demonstrate the actions highlighted on page 8 (beginning 'Now Platypus was very arrogant'). You might need to explain what each word means.
- Prancing – this is like a bouncy gallop, like an excited horse
- Dancing – skipping, jigging, twirling
- Strutting – walking in a vain, pompous way, head up and chest thrown out
- Striding – walking with long steps.