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These literacy-boosting activities are based on some of the same books and themes as the BookBenches. They are a great way to help prevent children’s learning loss over the summer holidays and are lots of fun too!

Click on the images to see each activity sheet. You can also pick up hard copies at some of the venues.

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Bear HuntWe're Going on a Bear Hunt -  activity sheets

The Michael Rosen-themed BookBench is located at Z-Arts. 

elephant thiefThe Elephant Thief - colouring sheet

The Elephant Thief BookBench is located at Manchester Museum. 


we are all born freeWe Are All Born Free - colouring and drawing sheet 

The We Are All Born Free BookBench is located at Z-Arts.

HTTYDHow To Train Your Dragon - design your own dragon and Viking shield

The How To Train Your Dragon BookBench is located at The Whitworth. 

DiveOn the beach picture search

The 'Let's Dive into A Book Together' BookBench is located at The National Football Museum.

DiveMaze activity sheet and grow your own sunflowers activity sheet

The 'Chorlton the Secret Garden' BookBench is located at Chorlton Library.

DiveNursery rhymes colouring sheets

The 'All Join Hands - It's Story Time!' BookBench is located at North City Library.

DiveSea wordsearch and create your own sea mobile activity sheet

The 'All At Sea' BookBench is located at Wythenshawe Forum Library. 

William Shakespeare 4x3Shakespeare wordsearch

The 'If music be the food of love... books must bee...' BookBench is located at Manchester Central Library.

the journeyThe Journey postcard - The Journey BookBench is located at Manchester Museum.

As you visit the BookBenches with your child, it is great to:

- Talk about what you can see on the benches
- Ask them what they like about the design
- Talk about the book the bench is based on and whether you’ve read it


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