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Ty Gwyn Special School

"Learning To Achieve"

Sensory Dramatised Stories

Ducks Ducks Ducks! with Lydia

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Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler read by Carys

Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler read by Carys

Paddington King of the Castle with Ellie

Stickman by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler read by Carys

Elmer and the Rainbow

What the Ladybird heard - Welsh animals & signs

Farm animals in Welsh | Welsh Beginner Lessons for Children

Animal Makaton Signs

How Do You Feel story- Gillian Liu and Jane Green

Kindness Bucket Story with Lydia

Story Time with Alexis- The Zebra Who Ran Too Fast

Makaton Signs for 'The Zebra Who Ran Too Fast'

Story Time with Alexis- The Taste of the Moon

Makaton Signs for 'The Taste of the Moon'

Taste of the Moon Activity

Story Time with the Family Centre- Handa's Surprise

Makaton Signs for 'Handa's Surprise'

Story Time with Dosbarth Lleuad- We Found a Hat

Makaton Signs for 'We Found a Hat'

Story Time with Lydia- The Very Lazy Ladybird

To make into a sensory story you will need:

  • Stone/pebble - paint to create your Ladybird
  • Tennis ball - for the jumping Kangaroo
  • Tiger Mask/Fur - for the Tiger
  • Long grass/leaves - for the Crocodile's tail
  • Rope/Skipping rope - for the Monkey swinging
  • Brush/comb - for the Bear scratching
  • Plant pot & Cardboard - to create your Tortoise
  • Kitchen roll tubes - to create the Elephant's trunk

Tiger Mask Outline

Makaton Signs for 'The Very Lazy Ladybird'

The Pirates Are Coming Story Drama with Chris and Sarah!

To make into a sensory story you will need:

  • A cardboard tube or rolled up piece of card for a telescope
  • Any sort of bells or a wave drum
  • Two ship shapes, one big and one small.

To add to the pirate sensory experience you could also include: smell- coconut oil, taste- bounty bar, touch- water spray / sand (or alternative such as flour or salt) and sound- wave drum. 


Makaton Signs for 'The Pirates are Coming'

Story time with Pauline- Peace at Last

Makaton Signs for 'Peace at Last'

Story Time with Lydia- A Tale of Two Feathers

To make into a sensory story you will need:

  • Owl and Blue Tit (or any another bird you can find) - buy online from Amazon for example
  • Create a nest from real leaves and twigs and stick together with sellotape 
  • Torch for the sunshine
  • Decorate two large feathers using smaller craft feathers to match the birds in the story
  • Create a sun on one side of a circle and night on the other i.e. black paper and yellow stars

Makaton Signs for 'A Tale of Two Feathers'

Handa's Surprise

Makaton Signs for 'Handa's Surprise'

Baa Baa Black Sheep with Kirsty

Makaton Signs for 'Baa Baa Black Sheep'

The Very Hungry Caterpillar- Team Oren

To make into a sensory story you will need:

  • Leaves- tactile exploration
  • Torch- use in a darkened room to represent the moon
  • Bubbles for the 'pop' of the egg hatching
  • Yellow fabric/ duster for the sun
  • Any scented candles/ room sprays/ essential oils that you have in apple, pear, orange, plum or strawberry and/or the fruits to taste or for tactile exploration
  • Blown up balloon for the fat caterpillar
  • Wrap up in blanket for the cocoon 
  • Bright coloured card or material for the butterfly- watch and feel it move.

Makaton Signs for 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'

Story time with Anna- Slowly, Slowly Sloth

To make into a sensory story you will need:

  • Leaves
  • Torch to represent the day time
  • Black fabric/ turn off torch for night
  • Water spray for rain
  • Toy monkey or crocodile to explore if available
  • Use slow, relaxing hand and arm massage techniques for the last page
  • If you have a sound button available this could be used to record a snoring noise. Encourage child to press this at intervals throughout the story when the sloth is sleeping. This will encourage anticipation and work on cause and effect. 

Makaton Signs for 'Slowly Slowly Sloth'

Thomas the Great!

To make into a sensory story you will need:

  • Cotton wool to represent the polar bear
  • Explore some feathers for the bird or smell some toothpaste to represent the friends brushing their teeth together
  • Shake a tub of dried pasta or rice to make the sound of the polar bear's footsteps each time he carries on his journey
  • Leaves or long grass to represent the rain forest
  • Furry fabric to represent the lion they meet or some water spray for all the fun they had splashing in the water
  • An ice pack or ice cubes for the polar bear's home.

Makaton Signs for 'Thomas the Great'

Noisy animals

Makaton Signs for 'Noisy Animals'

Going on a Lion Hunt by Dosbarth Coch! (Leanne, Natalie, Lisa and Sarah)

To make into a sensory story you will need:

  • Binoculars made out of toilet roll tubes
  • Long grass
  • Water spray or bowl of water for the river
  • Cover yourself with a blanket to represent the cave. Experiment with shining the torch in your cave
  • Fluffy material or toy to represent lion

Makaton Signs for 'We're Going on a Lion Hunt'

Story Time with Kirsty- Dear Zoo Story

Makaton Signs for 'Dear Zoo'

Story Time with Beth- Let's Go Home Little Bear

To make into a sensory story you will need:

This story has lots of lovely sounds you can practice making at home and repeat throughout the story when they’re mentioned.

  • Explore and snap the sticks to make sounds of walking through the woods
  • Use a drum, stamp your feet or shake a tub full of dried pasta or rice each time the bears go ‘plodding’
  • Explore a bowl full of water and use it to make the ‘dripping’ sound
  • Feel some ice cubes to represent the snow and drop them into water to make your ‘plopping’ sound
  • Make a noise into a rolled up piece of card to make the ‘howling’ sound of the wind or use a fan to feel the wind on your face.
  • If you've got two teddy bears, one large and one small these could also be a nice visual addition to the story.

Makaton Signs for 'Let's Go Home Little Bear'

Story Time with Leanne- Postman Bear

To make into a sensory story you will need:

  • 3 letters or envelopes
  • Twigs and leaves to represent the tree
  • A bowl/jug of water or a water spray for the pond
  • Soil or cocoa powder for the earth. If using cocoa powder you can also smell this to represent the smell of the cake in the oven on the next page.
  • Explore birthday candles or wrapping paper for the bear's birthday party. 

Makaton Signs for 'Postman Bear'

Incy Wincy Spider with Kirsty

Makaton Signs for 'Incy Wincy Spider'

Story Time with Aled- Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose

Makaton Signs for 'Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose'

Story Time with Alexis- Little Monkey

Makaton Signs for 'Little Monkey'

Jack and The Beanstalk- Dosbarth Oren

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Frozen story read

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