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A tale from our core book pack

Oh Dear!

  • Read the story to your child
  • Encourage your child to lift the flaps
  • Together, have a guessing game – which animal is behind each flap?
  • Encourage your child to join in with the repeats – ‘No eggs here! Oh dear!
  • Together, make the noises the animals make
  • Talk together about your favourite animal in the story
  • Count together how many animal homes Buster visits
  • How does the story end?

Beyond Oh Dear!

  • Talk together about your favourite animals
  • Together, find out some facts about hens.
  • Can you pretend to be some of the other animals in the story?

Useful Websites for Oh Dear! story


Youtube – Oh Dear! story

BBC – Old Macdonald had a Farm song

BBC Bitesize – Animals that lay eggs