Pform.nz Curriculum Content - Animal Tails

Pform.nz Curriculum Content - Animal Tails

A.A. Milne was a wonderful author who wrote many books and poems.

Can you learn the poem below called 'In The Fashion'?
Can you learn it off by heart?
Can you draw some other characters that A A Milne wrote?

Poem - In The Fashion:

A lion has a tail and a very fine tail
And so has an elephant and so has a whale,
And so has a crocodile, and so has a quail-
They've all got tails but me.

If I had sixpence I would buy one;
I'd say to the shopman, 'Let me try one';
I'd say to the elephant, 'This is my one.'
They'd all come round to see.

Then I'd say to the lion, 'Why, you've got a tail!
And so has the elephant, and so has the whale!
And, look! There's a crocodile! He's got a tail!
You've all got tails like me!'

Add Actions:

Now that you know the poem without looking at the text, add actions to the word or phrases that are coloured blue.

A lion has a tail and a very fine tail
And so has an elephant and so has a whale,
And so has a crocodile, and so has a quail-
They've all got tails but me.

If I had sixpence I would buy one;
I'd say to the shopman, 'Let me try one';
I'd say to the elephant, 'This is my one.'
They'd all come round to see.

Then I'd say to the lion, 'Why, you've got a tail!
And so has the elephant, and so has the whale!
And, look! There's a crocodile! He's got a tail!
You've all got tails like me!'

Make a Tail: 

Find some materials around the house and use them to make your very own tail. 

Perform the poem to your family wearing your home made tail & make sure you do the actions!

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