Riddles, Rhymes and Mysterical Times Author Workshop

Children love to read and write stories

By inviting an author into the classroom they can further their creative development by understanding how a story is created, where the idea has come from and how it can be recreated into a magical world like Hobbledown.

Hobbledown the book is a classic adventure story with riddles and rhymes throughout intended to introduce fun and imaginative formats to its readers. The ‘Riddles, Rhymes and Mysterical Times’ workshop is suitable for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Children can learn about the unique world of Hobbledown and have fun creating their own rhymes and riddles either through creative writing or illustration and description.

  • Age Range: Reception ─ Year 6. This is offered for individual year groups up to a maximum of 10 mini workshops.
  • Introduction to the book of Hobbledown and other creative works by the author.
  • Visual fun using glime and crystals to introduce the ‘Crystallite Mine’ at Hobbledown and the use of glime responsible for so much mischief in the book.
  • Discussion of the Potenesian language used by the Hobblers and the creation of Potenesian names for all the animals at Hobbledown.
  • Reading of the opening poem from Hobbledown.
  • Chat with the author. This is a great moment for the children to ask questions about Hobbledown and life as a writer.
  • Workshop created to suit each year group. Key Stage 1 ─ animal poems are provided offering guidance to write or draw creatures they imagine may live at Hobbledown. Key Stage 2 ─ Girls have a worksheet entitled ‘Daydreams and Fairy Things’ whilst boys have ‘Glime and Slippery Goo’.

If you would like to book Angela Kecojevic to visit your school, please email her at ajkecojevic@yahoo.com.

Read what some happy customers have to say

We celebrated our son’s 8th birthday at Hobbledown. Amazing place for adventurous kids. Area is well maintained, staff very polite and helpful. Our host greeted us when we arrived and explained how the day would go, she stayed with us the entire time and arranged for the party activity (we chose archery) and the food. Everything run smoothly … We spent there 5hrs and it seemed like few minutes as all the kids were having so much fun.

— Patricia Young Ngomo

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