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The story of the week this week is... Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson.


Listen to the story below then discuss the questions with your grown ups. 

Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson, Read Aloud Book for kids, Rhyming Story for Children

What happens in the story?

How do you think the crab felt when the other creatures said he couldn't come in? 

How do you think the creatures felt when they were all sharing a shell and being good friends to each other?

Which creature is your favourite?  

Can you have a go at some of the activities below linked to the story? 


The story is all about being a good friend. Can you create your own rainbow fish and think about how you are a good friend to others? 

Can you talk to your grown up about what makes you happy and what makes you sad? You could have a go at drawing a picture of something that makes you happy and something that makes you sad. 


How do you feel when some is unkind to you? Can you discuss this with your grown up. 

What should you do if someone is unkind to you? 

Can you create an under the sea scene?