A Day with Harris the Hedgehog

My Name is A V Turner. I am a writer and an actor. I write books about a little hedgehog called Harris.

Today we are going to be doing some fun activities. First, we will be listening to a chapter from my special Christmas story about Harris. Next, we will be doing some yoga, litter picking and some running. We will also be finding out about how to look after hedgehogs.

Harris the Hedgehog and the Christmas Day Run

Come and listen to my story about Harris. Here I share a chapter of my book. Talk together about how Harris loved to run.

Grown Ups:
You will need some paper, pencils and colouring pens. Join me as I share how to draw a lovely picture of Harris the Hedgehog. This supports children’s creativity and expressive art and design

Yoga

Join me for a short yoga session to relax and get your body ready for the day.

Grown Ups:
You will need some paper, pencils and colouring pens. Join me as I share how to draw a lovely picture of Harris the Hedgehog. This supports children’s creativity and expressive art and design

Pick Up Your Litter

Remember how important it is to put our litter in the bin.

Grown Ups:
To keep hedgehogs and other animals safe, it is important to put our litter in the bin. Talk with your child about keeping our outside area tidy. Discuss why it is important to wear special gloves when picking up litter. You can also use a special litter picker tool that you might see people using out and about.

Running in the Garden

Join me for some exercise around the garden.

Grown Ups:
Talk to children about the importance of daily exercise and how this keeps us healthy. Remind children of Harris from the story and how he loved to run. Time your child for 2 minutes as they run around as fast as they can. Can you feel your heartbeat at the end of your run? What do you notice? This supports children’s physical development.

Extension

How to Look After a Hedgehog

Watch this short video about things you can do to keep hedgehogs fed and watered if you see one in your garden.


Advent Poems by Little Lamb Tales

Today is December 16th - Share this short Advent poem with your child called: Posados

Harris the Hedgehog and his Running Adventure

Join me for a chapter of my story and find out more about Harris’s adventures