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Spring 1 "The Big Freeze"

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In this section, you'll find some stories for you to read and listen to at home. Scroll through to find which story you'd like to listen to. Adapt any of the following stories by adding in some sensory items to make the story more sensory and exciting! Try making some penguins out of old toilet rolls just like the one from the Expressive Arts folder, and then use it to refer to when telling the story.


We hope you enjoy listening and reading the stories and let us know which one is your favourite!

A Penguin is another special animal that lives in the Antartic and finds it difficult living in such cold conditions! This is a funny story about a funny little penguin called Tacky by Helen Lester.

Tacky the Penguin

Mrs. Scholte reads "Tacky the Penguin" for her students at Bloomingdale Elementary.

"Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere!" by Bob Barner : Read-Along

This is a video read-along of the book "Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere!" by Bob Barner. I DO NOT OWN the rights to this book. Learn more about the author her...

The Polar Bear and the Snow Cloud, Purple Class' version!










Way Up in the Arctic Read Aloud

Narrated and posted by: Kristen DeVivoWritten by: Jennifer WardIllustrated by: Kenneth J. Spengler

Listen to this story called, "Way Up in the Arctic", and have a go at making some of the animals in the Expressive Arts file. Bring the story to life, and once you've made them you can then use them, interacting with them when you listen to the story!


What noises do they make? Can you guess?

With help check the internet, or click the links below.



Caribou Sound

Polar Bear Sound

Whale Sound

We were unable to find to specifically find a Belugas whale sound so take a listen to a different whale's sound..

Walrus Sound

Seal Sound

Arctic Wolf Howl

Snowy Owl Sound

Arctic Fox Sound

Penguin Sound












Enjoy this sensory story about a hungry Polar Bear trying to find some food to eat. Use as many objects as possible for the children to interact with and feel. Be imaginative and resourceful and adapt using what you have around the house. e.g. Use a teddy bear instead of Polar bear as they both have fur and therefore the 'feel' would be similar. You could also use some cotton wool for your child to feel: 'A big bear with white fur.'
Open this link below and you be able to share the story. You also will see a table to help you find the resources. Have fun and enjoy with your child, adapting as imaginatively as possible!!

The Snow Bear

Resources used in Snow Bear

Polar bear toy/puppet Sequined fabric Bird squawk sound effect Rocks sensory tray Ice cubes
Tummy rumbling sound effect Splash sound effect Feathers Cold water Drum beat to walking
Looking sign/gesture Mirrors Ice in water Swim sign/gesture Crunching snow sound 
Squishy texture Disco torch Bird squawk sound effect Jump sign/gesture Crunch cereal in white bag
Fish smell Underwater sensory Umbrella Swirling blue or white lights Splash sound effect Underwater umbrella (Fish)

Meet some other Arctic animals in this next story and have a go at making some. ( See expressive Arts folder) Which one is your favourite?

With help try to find what sound they make on the internet.

'Hello World! - Arctic Animals' Story Read Aloud


The Runaway Iceberg | Twinkl Originals Children's Book Reading

Franklin and Friends: Polar Explorer SPECIAL! | Funny Animal Cartoons for Kids by Treehouse Direct

Join Franklin and his family as he leaves Woodland on a "special" journey to the North and South Pole!Subscribe to Treehouse Direct for new clips, episodes, ...

One Winter's Day Read Aloud by M. Christina Butler

One Snowy Night by Nick Butterworth - Read aloud

Little Bear | Snowball Fight - Winter Solstice - Snowbound - Ep. 20