- Discuss the animals’ enclosures as
Edward visits them all.
- What shapes can you find in the book?
Circles for eyes, diamond teeth. Draw the
shapes. How many objects in your
classroom are also these shapes?
- Symmetry: Look at the patterns on the
- Make some snakes with play dough, great for fine motor skills.
- How many animals were involved in this quest of Edward’s?
Talk about: ‘next morning’, ‘today’, ‘that night’. Also talk about the times used in the book
e.g. ‘morning at nine’
- Edward is a unique creature to look at. Facts like emus can’t fly, they have very
strong legs, make funny grunting noises and can run very fast.
What's the perfect job for an emu? The wonderful sequel to Edward the Emu is Edwina the Emu. Now, we all know what happened after Edward met his mate Edwina, little emus of course! But with a completely modern challenge for their mother, hilarity is bound to happen as Edwina goes job searching while Edward stays on the nest.
Make this super cute emu using a paper plate, pipe cleaners and bits of any brown paper or material that you have in your craft box!