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A tale from our core book pack

A Dark, Dark Tale

  • Read the story to your child
  • Find out together: what is a ‘moor?’ What is a ‘wood?’
  • What was scary about the dark house?
  • Who else was in the hall?
  • What was in the dark room?
  • Who is looking in the dark cupboard?
  • Talk together about the toys in the cupboard, which is your favourite?
  • What was in the box?
  • How does the story end?

Beyond A Dark, Dark Tale:

  • Using the torch, find some dark spaces to light up in your house
  • Talk together about other sources of light
  • Do you think the black cat will chase the mouse?
  • Have a pretend tea party with your toys
  • Together can you make a nest for the mouse in the pack?

Useful Websites for A Dark, Dark Tale story


Youtube – A Dark, Dark Tale story

BBC Bitesize – Light and Shadow