Funnybones Book Review And Learning Activity Ideas
Today Sylvia wants to share a new book that she absolutely loves. The book is an all-time classic called Funnybones. Written and illustrated back in 1980 by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. The book has been around for a long time.
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The Funnybones book is really great because it has a lot of repetition and is a really fun story to read.
It’s an all time favourite of mine. I love so many kids books and have quite a few I absolutely love.
Sylvia particularly loves the part about the skeleton dog, where he ends up in a pile of bones and big skeleton and little skeleton have the task of rebuilding the dog.
Funnybones is really well illustrated.
There are some fantastic images to go alongside the text and it’s a great book for encouraging children’s literacy skills and developing existing interests.
There are so many fantastic activities you could do with your child to extend their learning from this book.
From reading the rest of the funnybones series, to skeleton art, skeleton baking and even fun singing.
Sylvia created her own Funnybones Dog. She drew him on white card, cut him out and then put them together.
She really had fun and enjoyed creating a craft based on a book she enjoys.
We also had a great idea to make gingerbread men and draw bones on them with white icing.
We baked the gingerbread men and will be icing them tomorrow after school.
I have been enjoying choosing books and extending Sylvia’s literacy skills through play, arts and baking.
I feel I’m finally putting my teaching experience into practice a little more and having fun with my daughter at the same time. It’s not easy to find time to do this when I am unwell but I am trying to make the time.
Here are a few more skeleton themed activities to give you some Skeleton themed inspiration.
Skeleton Ginger Bread Men
Q Tip Skeleton Craft
Funnybones: a Bone Rattling CollectionPacon 6555 Rainbow Super Value Construction Paper Ream, 45 lb, 9 x 12, Assorted, 500 SheetsFiskars 8 Inch Softgrip Scissors Straight, Stainless Steel (01-004761J)
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Loving this books and the associated activities. I’ve not heard of this book before so thanks for sharing x
It’s a great thing and I love finding activities associated with books! It’s super fun!
Ana De- Jesus says
I remember reading Funnybones as a kid and its great that you have created additional activities to aid learning too!
Thanks Ana. It’s super fun extending learning… I love it!
Kim Carberry says
It looks like you have been having a lot of fun with this book….
My girls used to love it…It really is a classic x
It is a catchy book and one that we enjoy. We have memorised some parts!
Ah, this book brings back some memories! And that skeleton dog Sylvia made is great! I thought it’d come with the book when I first saw it x
We did have fun making that skeleton dog!
I love this – and all the amazing DIYs that you’ve come across. I wish I had this when I was a kid, I proper used to love stuff like this! x
It’s super fun!
Aww brings back memories of my daughter being younger. She had this book! Love all the crafty things you made 🙂
It’s a fab story!
Oh, memories of a good book. I love the idea of her doing her own skeleton dogs. There is interaction not just mere reading. Cool experience!
The Skeleton dog was fun!
Keely's Nails says
I remember this from when I was a kid! Skeleton dog was my favourite too
Fashion and Style Police says
I have never heard of or read Funnybones. I will check it out.
Baby Isabella says
We have this book and the one with 3 stories inside! It’s a great series and my mummy remembers it from her childhood!
Kerry norris says
Oh my goodness this took me right back. I loved this x
Glad you enjoyed it Kerry!
It’s great to see how books can be interactive and full of learning skills. I bet my niece would love this!
I think you can make activities from any book. It’s when the child is interested in this story that you get the best Learning.
We adore funnybones in this house. Have you seen the youtube video?
No I have not seen the YouTube video. WE will have to go and look it up.
We have The Pet Shop from the Funnybones collection. Squidge loves it! Especially the cheeky parrot! I love the gingerbread and icing idea! 🙂 #KLTR xx
Oh that sounds really cool!
Acorn Books says
A classic book, she has good taste 🙂 love the idea of making a skeleton dog to pit back together, you could come up with so many funny looking dogs with all the pieces. #KLTR
I KNOW. WE HAD FUN PUTTING THE DOG BACK TOGETHER.
It looks like you’ve been having great fun. Thanks for co-hosting #KLTR
Funnybones was a favourite of my kids too. I love the bones dog. Fantastic ideas for activities. Hope you enjoy the ginerbread men
Funnybones is brilliant, a true classic kids book. I love the activities too.
Mummy and the Mexicans says
I love this book! We have a copy and even though she’s probably a bit young for it still I have read it to my daughter. She liked the part where they put the skeleton Dog back together but all mixed up! I’ve even used it for an activity in class, there are a lot of activities you can do with it! I like Sylvia’s cut out skeleton! #KLTR
Rosie @ Little Fish says
I used to love this book as a child! Great ideas for activities – I love the gingerbread men, so fun! x
Laura's Lovely Blog says
I’d not heard of this book before, but it looks like one to add to our bookshelves! #kltr