Friday, 9 November 2012

'Not a Stick' Imaginative Play...

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Lately we have been loving  the book Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis. This is such a lovely picture book, one that really captures the imagination, about a little piggy and the fun he has with his 'not a stick'. I thought we could have some fun with it too, so I borrowed a stick from Vinnie's collection (little boys!) and set it out in a little Invitation to Imagine...

Really all you would need is a stick and the book and your own imagination, but I thought I could set out some props to really bring the story to life... this string and pipecleaner fishing rod...

...a little artist's palette...

...some weights for benchpressing...

... a spearhead (or a feather to make a 'tickling stick' like Vinnie thought!)

...and a foil covered sword for slaying dragons!

We had a lot of fun with this simple activity, I can't wait to check out the other book in this series Not a Box - you can check out both books in my Amazon Store below...


p.s. this post contains affiliate links - if you purchase either book through these links it won't affect you, but I will get a few pennies for my pocket money!

p.p.s if you liked this post, check out Five Ways to do Imaginative Play


  1. I love this idea! I may have to use if for storytime. My little boy also picks up sticks wherever he goes, lol.

  2. This looks like such a fun book! I'm sure my kids would love it!!

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  6. Nice book!! I think my little baby girl will like this book.

  7. WOW! What a wonderful crafts! My little baby girl will like this definitely.

  8. Great book and great idea to play!

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