River and Rowing Museum Henley on Thames

Wind in the Willows – Key Stage 1/Key Stage 2

Creative challenges exploring the connections between Grahame’s characters and the real habitats and wildlife that inspired them.

Activities include:

  • A carousel of 5 descriptive and sorting activities.
  • An investigation of Grahame’s characters and their four real counterparts.
  • The creation of a ‘friendship’ poem.
  • A walk along the Wildlife Walkway to Ratty’s Refuge Garden and Mill Meadows.
  • Look for animal habitats including those of Toad, Mole, Badger and Ratty.
  • Make detailed drawings of habitats.
  • Talk about the willow trees and the theme of ‘change’.
  • Consider what might have changed since 1908 and how we can preserve the riverbank and meadows.

Wind in the Willows Key Stage 1 workshop summary

Wind in the Willows Key Stage 2 workshop summary
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