What the Ladybird Heard

book cover of What the Ladybird Heard - farmyard animals surround the ladybird who appears to be telling them information

What the Ladybird Heard is an engaging adventure that shows us how even the smallest creatures can save the day!

Apart from farm animal vocabulary, this story is great for learning prepositions and acquiring direction language. Of course,the kids love joining in with the animal noises too!

You can get your own copy of the book here or watch the storytelling videos.

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Kids Club English Resources

Storytelling videos

Farm Animal songs

Prepositions and position songs

Digital Farm animals Games

Play these games directly on mobile, tablet, computer or interactive whiteboard. Pause the timer by clicking on the time in the top right corner.

Farm animals pairs game

Find the pairs of animals from What the Ladybird Heard. 

Random Wheel

Spin the wheel! You have the choice to eliminate animals when you land on them. See below for some activity suggestions.

  1. Spin and say – Nominate a child to spin the wheel. When the wheel stops, do something! For example, name the animal; run and touch a flashcard of the animal; walk around the room like the animal; make the animal noise, etc.
  2. What’s Missing? – Get the children to turn around, and spin the wheel. Press ‘eliminate’. Can they identify what’s missing?
  3. Spin and find – Mix things up! Play both games at once. Spin the Random wheel, then try to find the tile with that animal.

What the Ladybird Heard Songs

Other Activity ideas

Find project ideas, prompts to ask children about the book pages and simple worksheets in the Scottish Book Trust Learning Resource.


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