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Emily MacKenzie: Draw-along

Language: English
Genre: Animals, Art, Family, Illustration
Age group: 3-5, 6-8

In this broadcast you will see the amazing Emily Mackenzie reading There's Broccoli in My Ice Cream and showing us how to draw Granville the dalmatian. Pupils will also enjoy her guess-the-vegetable draw along. Be sure to have paper and pencils at the ready!

There are lots of brilliant suggestions for activities you can do before or after watching the broadcast in our 10 things to do with any book and quick drama activities for performing picture books learning resouces.

For shorter clips from this event visit the BBC Scotland Learning(this link will open in a new window) website.

A full transcript of this event is available to download.

If you only do one thing...

We know time is tight, so here is just one activity you can complete with your class before or after watching this broadcast. 

Try something new! (HWB 0-30a, HWB 1-30a, HWB 1-30b, HWB 1-35a)

In There’s Broccoli in my Ice Cream, Granville isn’t so keen on trying fruit and vegetables. By the end of the story, Granville finds he actually rather likes vegetables and puts them in all his favourite ice cream flavours.Use this Authors Live broadcast as an opportunity to encourage your pupils to try something new. Put out a selection of different foods and ask each of them to try something they had previously thought they didn’t like.

Before you throw away the wrappers, collect them and look at the labels with your pupils. Discuss where the food came from - do they recognise any of the countries? Can they point at them on the map? Do they think this is a sustainable way to eat and shop? Granville grows lots of different fruit and vegetables in his garden with his grandpa, so his fruit is local and is seasonal. What about the fruit from a supermarket - is it seasonal? Is it a good thing that fruit and vegetables are available all year round?  

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