It’s that time of year again and with Sport’s Days looming we were talking about all things sporting at Chertsey Chatterbooks this week.
We played sports charades which was lots of fun and not competitive at all! Then had a game of pass the ‘ball’ with a difference. Standing in a circle we had to say someone’s name and then throw the ‘ball’ very carefully to that person who had to catch it carefully then…
…open it anywhere and read a sentence from the page!
That’s right, the 'ball’ was an old book which had previously been withdrawn from service in the library and was now given a new lease of life as a ball. Please note though, great care was taken and no books were harmed during this game.
We were all winners after our sporting efforts with the ‘ball’ so we made our own winners medals from chocolate coins, stickers and ribbon.
Then down to the business of the day – choosing a book about sports to read before our next meeting. Top choices this month were:
Big Nate – Game on! by Lincoln Peirce
Let’s Play! Poems about Sports and Games from around the World by Debjani Chatterjee
Palamino pony rides out by Olivia Tuffin
Gymnastics by James Nixon
Francesca the Football Fairy by Daisy Meadows
Handsprings and Homework by Jane Lawes
Summertime and Somersaults by Jane Lawes