Rosie the hen goes for a walk, completely oblivious to a fox that is following her. What is a stroll for the hen turns into an obstacle course for the fox, allowing Rosie to return home unharmed.
This quick and simple story will help you get the attention of all children and works well with the younger ones. Encourage them to map a course for Rosie through the centre, with traps and hurdles for the fox. This is a great opportunity to expand on the positional language from the story, using prepositions such as over, across and through, as well as helping the children develop spatial awareness.
With older children, you could have a conversation about predators and maybe even start a research project on the role of the fox in different ecosystems.
With our book recommendations, we want to spark an interest in children to discover STEM in their everyday lives. Most books go beyond the obvious STEM connections and can be a great starting point for exploring children’s questions and ideas further.
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Article author: Kerstin Johnson
Content Editor & Resources Developer
Kerstin is our editor and looks after all the content at Little Scientists. Her aim is to make everything as engaging and user-friendly as possible for workshop participants.