Here's our new book - My Dad by Antony Browne.
As you listen to the story make a list of all the adjectives used in the story to describe Dad.
How many did you hear?
Use these as a model to think of other things that Dad can do.
For example, “He can march right up to the top of the hill.”
How would he describe his child? Would he or she be brave like him or scared?
What is the child good at?
How do you think your dad or loved one would describe you?
You can write sentences or, if you really want to challenge yourself, try to write a whole story, just like Antony Browne.
Can you describe a member of your own family using similes?
My sister loves to talk and is probably is the most chatty person in the world. My sister talks like a fish that opens its mouth every second to breath. She is as loud as a magpie that found shiny, glittery and sparkly things.
If you were writing a book about a member of your family, which of their possessions would inspire you and why?
For example, dad is both as big as a house and as soft as my teddy.
Use antonyms to make up your own pairs of opposing images to describe a person, an animal or an object.
My sister is fast when talking but slow to listen.
Small in size but large in cuteness, Phoebe is the best kitten and my favourite pet. She is like a friend to me.
When my mum is not around, my grandad is incredibly funny and loves to get up to mischief but when my mum comes in and tells us off he is awfully serious and blames everything on me.
The leather black sofa in the living room felt very soft and comfortable while the brown wooden kitchen chairs were extremely hard, uncomfortable and awkward to sit on.
Write your own poem about a member of your family, using the style of the book.
Fathers' Day Similes Poem
Have a go at using all your ideas to write a poem for your dad (or any other person that looks after you, loves you and you love).
Below you can find resources that you can use to write your poem.
Think about your dad.
What is he like and when?
What does he like doing and when?
What is his favourite food?
What is he good or bad at?
What is he not so good at?
What makes your dad special, the best in the world?