Funnybones is another Allan Ahlberg book. I have already posted my Reader Response Activities to The Black Cat which is another in this series of books. Funnybones is an absolute classic. If I could only have two Halloween themed books in my repertoire it would be Funnybones and Room and the Broom.

Funnybones is just such a fantastically easy book to integrate into classroom  activities. I lends itself to Drama, Art, Music, Creative Writing….

Anyone care to make a skeleton?! Click here

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What about a complete drama lesson? Any takers? Click here! I have tried and tested this lesson over a number of years now. I think that it is the most popular drama class every year!!! The soundscape element integrates nicely with music. You just have to try this lesson. Please let me know how your class like it when you do!

Sparklebox have some really neat play-doh mats. Click here.


Here is my Reader Response sheet. It’s pretty simple but then again I am teaching Junior Infants 🙂 I tried so hard to add more skeleton graphics but I think that some gremlins are lurking inside my MS Word this weekend!!! Every time I tried all of the boxes move and were superimposed on top of each other! It was seriously frustrating. Any way, I am sure that my class won’t complain. Hopefully yours won’t either 😉

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Click here to download

Have fun,

Miss Mernagh 🙂


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