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Join music lovers Stan and Mabel on their latest adventure! Written and illustrated by Jason Chapman with music by Paul Rissmann this story is fun for all the family, here we have some activities for school or home.

Illustration of animals in a spaceship

Activity

Let’s Sing!
  1. Before singing, we need to warm up. Start with some actions: stretch your arms up, roll your shoulders, jump on the spot. Can you move like some different animals?
  2. Next, find a partner (or the rest of a class) to try some simple ‘call and response’. You call “ch ch ch” and your partner (or the rest of the class) mimic that. Once you’ve got the idea, try some different sounds, then ask if anyone else wants be the leader. See if you can be inspired by sounds you might hear in the picture above.
  3. Now you're ready to sing, try learning the songs with Chris Jarvis:

Keeping Singing!

Once you’ve got to grips with the songs, think about all the different ways you can sing them:

Fast or slow

Spiky or smooth

Like a happy polar bear

Like a sad snake

Grumpy

Excited

Our Creative Learning Partner

This project was made possible by the generous support of Baillie Gifford. Their sponsorship is enabling us to reach thousands of people in communities across Scotland.