A creative resource pack featuring 5 classroom ideas, to help pupils explore the themes of art and family in the story. All ideas are fully resourced and feature art activities, reading comprehension and inference and PSHE links. For more on Luna Loves Art, check out our blog.
Read Manga Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, and look closely at the facial expressions. What do you notice? What emotions was Sonia Leong trying to portray on each of the characters’ faces?
Art Activity: Watch each video listed below, and then look back the illustrations in Romeo and Juliet and try to recreate the characters in the likeness of another pupil. Encourage them to look closely at the contours of each others’ faces and emulate the facial expressions.
Once completed, the collection of manga faces would work well as a collage for the classroom.
Click on the images below to view the videos:
Create your own beautiful artwork inspired by Luna Loves Art, and some of the real artworks in the story, with these colouring sheets from illustrator Fiona Lumbers.
Cheryl Moskowitz has created this teaching resource to accompany The Corona Collection – A Conversation.
There are ideas for facilitating discussions around key themes and providing a space for children to discuss some of their experiences of lockdown.
There are also ideas for children to write their own poetry, inspired by some of the poems in the collection.
Helen Docherty, the author of The Snatchabook, has produced a series of ideas for using The Snatchabook in the Early Years classroom. It includes ideas for introducing the book and responding to reading through roleplay and crafts.