Firefly Day

My name is Sarah and I am a children’s author. Today I am delighted to share my brand new story, ‘When the Fireflies Came.’ I will be showing you how to make a life cycle of a firefly wheel, make focus flowers and sing a firefly song too.

When the Fireflies Came - Story

Join Sarah as she shares her magical new story.

Talk about the story and how we can learn from nature. Print out the beautiful colouring of mother nature and retell the story together. Talk about when we are feeling upset that it is good to talk about our feelings. We can share with a grown up and talk about things we can do to make us feel better. This develops children’s communication and language and listening skills.

Life Cycle of a Firefly Wheel

Sarah shares how to make this simple life cycle wheel for children.

Talk about the story and how we can learn from nature. Print out the beautiful colouring of mother nature and retell the story together. Talk about when we are feeling upset that it is good to talk about our feelings. We can share with a grown up and talk about things we can do to make us feel better. This develops children’s communication and language and listening skills.

Focus Flowers

Sarah shares how we can use nature to shift our focus.

Make these colourful flowers together with your child. Think about the animals that make you smile. What do they do? Sing? Dance? Play? Run? Use nature as an inspiration for your focus flowers. You can use them each day to help you feel happy. This supports children’s emotional health and wellbeing.

Fireflies Song

Join in with Sarah as she sings this lovely song to a well known tune.

Learn the song and the actions together with your child. Perform the song to the rest of your family and have fun. This supports children’s expressive arts and design.

Extension

Here are some more wonderful activities all about fireflies: https://simplelivingcreativelearning.com/firefly-life-cycle-book-companion-printable/

The Lonely Firefly

Sarah shares this enchanting tale about a firefly who is looking for a friend.