I used to love picking my grandchildren up from nursery or pre-school. Of course after the cuddles came the most pointless question anyone ever asked a child; “What did you do today?”
Naturally, the answer was usually, “nothing!”
So I used to think of the silliest things they could possibly have done to get them laughing and communicating. As a retired teacher, I like to think it stimulated their imagination, extended their vocabulary, and helped them learn the alphabetical order too!
Stanley, what did you do at nursery today?
Did you … go to the airport with an alligator?
Or go to the beach with a bear?
Did you eat in a café with a camel?
And frighten the people there?
Did you build a den with a dinosaur?
Or run through the grass with emu?
Did you go to the fairground with a fox?
And did he win a goldfish for you?
Did you play houses with a hedgehog?
Or go ice-skating with an impala?
Did you jump on a jeep with a jellyfish?
Or fly kites with a koala?
Did you eat lunch by the lake with a lamb?
Or play marbles with a monkey?
Did you go on a nature trail with a newt?
Now that would be quite funky!
Did you peel an orange with an octopus?
Or splash in a puddle with a pig?
Did you quiver and quake at a queen bee?
Then did you go out and dig?
Did you ride on a roundabout with a reindeer?
Or go to the seaside with a snake?
Did you climb up a tree with a tiger?
Now that would be a mistake.
Did you run upstairs with a unicorn?
Or drive a van with a vole?
Did you put wellies on a whale?
Or did you do nothing at all?
Did you swim with an x-ray tetra?
Or sail on a yacht with a yak?
Did you go to the zoo with a zebra?
Tomorrow are you going back?
The rough sketches are by a very talented friend, Emma Parkinson.