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

The teddy bear workshop is amazing. It’s just like the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe as you get to it through a wardrobe which really adds to the magic of the party. There’s a great selection of bears and we had a great host called Carlie. The bookings team was really helpful and can’t do enough for you. I would totally recommend this package.

— Sarah Smith

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