Funny Bones by Janet and Allan Ahlberg is a children’s classic that never seems to get old. The beginning with the dark, dark town with the dark, dark street that introduces the skeletons is almost hypnotic. It’s a great story for introducing structures for simple descriptions, prepositions and places in a town and body parts. Of course, it ties in very nicely with Halloween too!
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Kids Club English Resources
This story fits in perfectly with the topic of body parts. Take a look at our Body Topic Resource Page.
PLEASE NOTE: Unlike our other Story Resource Pages, these videos are of different stories in the Funny Bones series, rather than videos of the same story. The 1st one is the classic. However, the introduction is the same in each one.
Craft idea to retell the story
Dem bones songs
Try these different versions of the ‘Dem Bones’ song. Which one is your favourite?