What did Stanley do today?

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

Stanley, what did you do at nursery today?

tiger

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?

Bear

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?                                            

Dinosaur

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?

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!

newt

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?

pig

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.

snake

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?

vole

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?

 

lamb

 The rough sketches are by a very talented friend, Emma Parkinson.

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