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Hans Christian Andersen Bucket

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Celebrating storytelling

Build 11 different famous fairytales from the hand of the master storyteller himself. Here theres everything from The Ugly Duckling to the Emperors New Clothes. Four tales can be built at the same time you can even build a bust of Hans Christian Andersen! 500

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Bulk Set with Special Bricks

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Perfect for building realistic or imaginary gures and objects, this big set gives children unlimited freedom to create, while helping them learn to imitate their world and develop their imaginative powers. Includes transparent and at elements. 610

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Theatre Set

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Ideal for exploring role-play and performance, this set contains different scenarios, well-known fairytale character types, costumes and sound effects. Promotes verbal and nonverbal communication. Comprehensive Activity Guide provides ideas for in-class use, as well as the LEGO learning concept and curriculum links.

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200 years of Hans Christian AndersenLEGO Education is delighted to be supporting the Hans Christian Andersen Foundation 2005 in its efforts to encourage people all over the world to join in creative play, magical universes and an imaginative approach to the world. Get out your LEGO sets and read on to discover how the children in your care can use them to create scenarios related to some of Hans Christian Andersens most popular fairytales. LEGO Educational solutions are special because they help you meet your daily teaching requirements in an exciting and appealing way. At the same time they stimulate creativity, problemsolving and communication skills in a way that only LEGO sets can. Let us help you to get your children working together, sharing ideas and designing their own solutions.

Here are some ideas your children will love!This booklet offers you four delightful activities to carry out with groups of children aged from about three to six years. Each activity is based on one of Hans Christian Andersens best known fairytales and is designed to get children really excited about stories and story telling. At the same time were giving them a challenge or a problem to solve, to really put their skills to the test. Go on try them out. The kids will love it!

Hans Christian Andersen 2005 is a worldwide celebration of the writers bicentenary. Events are taking place all over the world, providing opportunities to take a closer look at Denmarks national storyteller and poet.

Once upon a time there was a poet, his name was Hans Christian Andersen...

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The ugly ducklingAge range: 3 to 6-years-old Resources LEGO bricks and LEGO DUPLO bricks. You could also use: shiny paper, coloured paper, card, tape, string, straws. Learning values Explore ways to retell stories Explore the roles of storyline characters Be willing to share and take turns with others Read the story of The Ugly Duckling to the children. Introduce the activity Can you remember what happens in the story? Lets try to tell the story to others. In what ways can you tell stories? (Give examples; reading, singing, acting out, miming, using puppets etc) Introduce the challenge and let the children build their solution Retell the story using your own mini stage setting. Use LEGO and DUPLO bricks to build your scene and characters. Find an audience to tell the story to! What does the Ugly Ducklings home look like? Where was he born? Who is in your story? What else do you need to make your scene? Which part would you like to play in the story? Do you need to make special sounds? Help the children to reect on and evaluate their own work What have they discovered? Was it easy to tell the story? Did any important parts of the story get forgotten? What was the best part of the story? Did the story have a good ending? Could we change the ending? Suggest ways to extend the activity Invite lots of LEGO and DUPLO guest to the show. Will you give them all a ticket? Where will you sell the tickets from? Make a ticket booth. Where will they sit? How will they nd the right seat? Will somebody serve them refreshments? How will you announce the show?

..But what did she see there, mirrored in the clear stream?...

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ThumbelinaAge range: 3 to 6-years-old Resources LEGO bricks and LEGO DUPLO bricks. You could also use: shiny paper, coloured paper, card, tape, string, straws. Learning values Be willing to share and take turns with others. Be able to listen and speak with understanding. Be curious and able to nd different solutions. Read the story of Thumbelina to the children. Introduce the activity Do you remember Thumbelina, the beautiful little girl who was no bigger than her mothers thumb? Remember how she was stolen by the toad? Lets see if we can help her. Thumbelina has been left oating on a lily leaf in the water. Can you imagine how Thumbelina feels when she wakes up on the water lily and is all alone? Have you ever been left alone somewhere? How does it feel? How could we help Thumbelina? Introduce the challenge and let the children build their solution Design and build a boat to carry Thumbelina. She needs to be able to stand up and sit down without the boat tipping over. How will you make it sail? Try it out. Help the children to reect on and evaluate their own work Does the boat sail? Are there other ways to make it sail? What could make the boat move faster? What makes it move slower? How do you make it go where you want it to? How can you keep the boat from sailing away once you have reached dry land? Suggest ways to extend the activity Design and build a place where Thumbelina can dock her boat safely. She needs to be able to tie the boat and get out of it, without getting her feet wet.

There once was a woman who wanted so very much to have a tiny little child...

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The Emperors New ClothesAge range: 3 to 6-years-old Resources LEGO bricks and LEGO DUPLO bricks. You could also use: shiny paper, coloured paper, card, tape, string, straws. Learning values Be able to listen and speak with understanding. Know what is right and wrong Read the story of The emperors new clothes to the children. Introduce the activity Do you remember when the Emperor was given new clothes made of the nest cloth? Remember how the weavers told the Emperor that only silly people could not see the cloth? What happened when the Emperor looked in the mirror? What did he see? Was he telling the truth? What do you see when you look in the mirror? Can you make yourself look smart? Can you make yourself look cross or happy? In what other ways can you change the way you look? Introduce the challenge and let the children build their solution Using LEGO or DUPLO bricks and shiny silver paper, make a mirror that can stand on its own. The mirror must be big enough for a DUPLO gure to use and big enough for you to see your own face in. Help the children to reect on and evaluate their own work. What does the silver paper do to the reection? What happens if you take a real mirror? Is the reection better? How is it better? Where else can you see a reection? What happens to reections in water? What happens to reections in glass? Suggest ways to extend the activity What are your favourite clothes? When do you wear them? Build a wardrobe where you can hang all your favourite clothes. The cupboard will need a rack to hang things on. Can you also design and make hangers for your clothes?

..He couldnt see anything, because there was nothing to see...

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The little match girlAge range: 3 to 6-years-old Resources LEGO bricks and LEGO DUPLO bricks. You could also use: shiny paper, coloured paper, card, tape, string, straws. Learning values Relating fairytales to real life situations Be able to listen and speak with understanding. Love their family, friends, teachers and kindergarten. Read the story of The little match girl to the children. Introduce the activity The poor and hungry little girl sat out in the winter cold and waited for somebody to buy her matches. Then she began to light each match and watch as they ickered and glowed. What did the little girl see when she looked into the ame? Have you tried to look into a re or a candle? What did you see? Close your eyes and imagine your favourite toy what does it look like? Open your eyes again has your image gone? Try again to imagine your favourite friend, place or food Can you imagine things that make you happy or sad? How do you think the little match girl was feeling? What would make the little match girl happy? Introduce the challenge and let the children build their solution Using LEGO or DUPLO bricks can you design and build a shelter where the little girl can be safe, warm and happy? Help the children to reect on and evaluate their own work Can you describe the place that you have built? How does it shelter the little girl? What does she need to stay safe? How does she stay warm? How does she stay dry? What else would she have liked in her shelter? Suggest ways to extend the activity Talk about people who are homeless. How does it feel for them? Why dont they have homes? How can we help them? Build a shelter for many homeless people. Give them a place where they can sit together and enjoy a warm meal. Perhaps they should have comfortable chairs? Perhaps they should have beds so that they can stay overnight? What else do they need?11

..and she could see through the window into a room...