Digital teaching calendar for June with educational resources.

Teaching ideas, activities, and inspiration to celebrate the month of June including:

Butterfly Education Day (‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar Sensory Story’), Dinosaur Day, Healthy Eating Week (Superhero Superfoods), International Yoga Day (Enjoy a Yoga Story) Plus, how to sign up for a FREE ‘Summer – A Multisensory Exploration’ Training Workshop!

FREE Training Workshop 'Summer - A Multisensory Exploration'

Join me as we explore how to source the story props to explore the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and textures of summer for this delightful multisensory story, ‘Summer’, how to use the story props as a tool to promote communication, independence, and areas of learning plus of summer themed sensory ideas and activities.

Dates: Thurs 15th June 4pm Mon 19th June 3.30pm Weds 21st June 3pm

Held via Zoom

Session Run Time: 30 mins Admission: FREE to all

To book your slot email: rhymingmultisensorystories@outlook.com send a message via the Chat feature on the website www.rhymingmultisensorystories.com or send a message via social media.

*Subscribers to the Members Library have been emailed personal invitations to the live sessions and will also be able to access the recording in the library prior to the live sessions.

June 1st | Dinosaur Day

Frozen Dinosaur Eggs 

Dinosaur models hatching from egg with open mouths

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Dinosaur Dig

Fossilised dinosaur skeleton in earth.

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June 3rd | Butterfly Education & Awareness Day (BEAD)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Sensory Story

Yellow caterpillar on green leaf, macro shot.

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Parachute Game

Children playing with colorful parachute and balls outdoors.

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Fruit Kebabs

Astronaut spacewalk outside International Space Station over Earth.

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Non-Food Activity

Close-up of almond shells and husks.

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Plant a Butterfly Garden

Assorted fresh fruit skewers on orange plate.

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On this Day in History | 3rd June 1965

Astronaut Ed White became the first American to conduct a spacewalk.

Walking on the Moon Activity

Astronaut spacewalk outside International Space Station over Earth.

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12th - 15th June | Healthy Eating Week

Explore Superhero Superfoods

Child in superhero costume for multisensory story event.

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Make Lettuce Wraps

Fresh green lettuce leaves growing in garden.

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Insect Week | June 20th - June 26th

Minibeast Hunt

Children participating in outdoor forest art activity.

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Suggested Resource

Minibeast Cover

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June 21st | International Yoga Day

Yoga is relaxing and good for the mind and body. The following are suggested poses and do not have to be exact, focus on relaxation and exploring and enjoying movement. Yoga is best practiced with bare feet on a mat. Always stretch very gently and never force movement.

It is fun to adapt a story into a yoga session.

Morning Routine Yoga Story

Child practicing yoga, meditating indoors, colorful outfit.

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June 21st | Summer Solstice

Suggested Resource

Summer Cover Page

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Summer Task Boxes

Task boxes provide the materials and tools needed to complete a job or task.

They are easy to set up.

  1. Theme your box then place the items/tools required to complete the task.
  2. You have the option to add pictures in steps or written instructions.
  3. Always discuss how to use any tools safely and supervise the activity.

Plant Care Task Box

Planting houseplants, gardening indoor, potting plants, hands in soil.

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Seed Planting Task Box

Teacher guiding children in planting activity.

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Bedding Plant Task Box

Radish growing in soil, fresh leaves visible.

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Sensory Sun Activity

Citrus fruits arranged on blue patterned background.

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June 29th - July 19th | Children's Art Week

Book cover competition poster themed on 'Water'.

What better way to celebrate art than by entering my competition.

Design a book cover for my new release ‘Water – A Multisensory Exploration’

How to Enter

Using any medium, produce a piece of artwork with the topic of ‘Water’

I would love to see your water themed artwork and any water themed activities your child/ student(s), class would like to showcase. This is a wide topic and can cover anything from the seas, oceans, rivers, the weather, climate, water sensory based activities…anything with a water theme.

A4 Portrait only please. You do not need to write the title on the artwork, please do not write any names of the students on the artwork.

Email your artwork to rhymingmultisensorystories@outlook.com

Please include in your email the first name of the artist, the name of the school and a contact name. (Home-schooled students welcome)


Competition Rules:

  1. There is no age limit.
  2. You may submit as many entries as you like.
  3. The closing date is midnight 1st June 2023
  4. Your data will be protected according to law and will not be shared with any other parties. All emails and their contents (including the artwork) will be deleted after the winner is drawn on 1st June 2023
  5. The winner will have their artwork featured on the new release ‘Water – A Multisensory Story’ and receive a prize!
  6. There will be 20-runner up prizes who will win a multisensory story of their choice. The stories are in the format of a digital download and can be printed out and shared throughout your school/setting in multiple classrooms.

Good Luck!

22nd April | National Jelly Bean Day

Jelly Bean Activities

Assorted colourful jelly beans background.

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28th April | National Superhero Day

A day to honour all superheroes, both fictional and real.

Suggested Resource: Superheroes – A Multisensory Adventure

Child in superhero cape for multisensory story.

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Explore Superhero Superpowers

Children in superhero costumes playing on beach

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Invisible Writing

Fresh lemon juice preparation on wooden background.

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29th April | World Zipper Day

A day to be grateful for those little inventions that make a big difference to our lives and an opportunity to promote fine motor skills.

Explore Fastenings:

Buckles, Buttons, Cuff Links, Eyelets, Magnetic Clasps, Metal Hook & Eye, Shoelaces, Sliders, Snap Hooks, Toggles, Velcro, Zips.

Other Useful Resources for April

Spring – A Multisensory Exploration

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Competition Time!

Design a cover for ‘The King’s Coronation – A Multisensory Exploration’

How to Enter:

  1. Using any medium, create a piece of artwork. This can be a portrait of King Charles III or any other artwork with a Coronation theme.
  2. A4 Portrait only please.
  3. You do not need to write the title on the artwork, please do not write any names of the students on the artwork.
  4. email your artwork to rhymingmultisensorystories@outlook.com

Competition Rules:

  1. There is no age limit.
  2. You may submit as many entries as you like.
  3. The closing date is midnight 20.04.23
  4. Your data will be protected according to law and will not be shared with any other parties. All emails and their contents (including the artwork) will be deleted after the winner is drawn on 20.04.23 (for more information on Privacy Policy visit the website or get in touch.)

There are prizes to be won!

Good Luck!

Training (1-1, Groups & INSET)

‘An Introduction to Multisensory Storytelling’ Course

  • 1-1 £45
  • Groups (Enquire for a price)
  • INSET £250

Contact rhymingmultisensorystories@outlook.com

FAQ

Who is the Course Aimed at?

SEN Teachers, SENCOs, HLTA’s, TA’s, Mainstream Early Years Educators, Speech Therapists, Play Therapists, Parents, Guardians, Childminders, Carers, Support Workers, Activity Coordinators, Librarians, and anyone with an interest in exploring storytelling through the senses.

Course Content

The benefits of multisensory storytelling.

  • Sourcing story props.
  • Sound effects.
  • How to tell a multisensory story.
  • Adapting an existing story into a multisensory story.
  • Incorporating extension activities into your session.
  • Using the story props as a tool for individuals to explore & express their likes, dislikes and sensory preferences.
  • Extension Activities

In addition to this we will explore a multisensory story in depth, how to deliver this story and how to use the story props promote communication and areas learning.

The current theme is ‘Spring – A Multisensory Exploration’

How is the Training Delivered?

The training is delivered as a friendly and informal session via Zoom and can be tailored to meet your training requirements.

How Much Does the Course Cost?

£45 1-1 Training Session

£250 Whole School/Setting INSET

(For smaller group bookings please enquire for a price)

Book a course and receive a FREE 6-month subscription to the Members Library!

(Offer applies to bookings over £200)

Contact rhymingmultisensorystories@outlook.com

Course Length

1hour 45 mins plus Q & A.

Will I Receive any Course Notes?

Yes. Course summary notes will be sent as a word document.

 Are There Any Other Free Resources Included?

Yes

You will receive a free digital download of ‘Listen – An A-Z of Sensory Ideas to Stimulate the Auditory System’

This comprehensive guide explores fun and engaging sensory ways of stimulating the sense of hearing. The A-Z of sounds is divided into the following categories: Animals, Transport, Musical Instruments & Home. It also includes fun, motivating sensory themed extension activities. This resource is suitable for working with curious pre-schoolers to teenagers with complex needs.

You will also receive a free digital download of the focus story.

How Do I Book?

email rhymingmultisensorystories@outlook.com or send a message via the chat feature on the website or through social media

How Do I Pay?

Payment is accepted through BACS or Cheque.

I am a School/Company/Setting, can you send an Invoice?

Yes. Rhyming Multisensory Stories is fully registered with HMRC and can invoice.

Will I Receive a Certificate?

Yes. You will receive a digital certificate of completion

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Get in Touch!

Your questions, queries, comments & feedback are always welcome!

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Advice and Disclaimer

Construction workers in safety gear discussing project.

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