Words cost 50p. If you just had £2, which 4 words in the story would you buy and why? ( they cannot all be, ‘I can’t do this’). The children should agree this in groups and then discuss with other children the words they have chosen and why.
Ask children to offer their own bubble (idea or thought as in the book ‘I can’t do this’) – take all the children’s bubbles and share them. Get the children to create a picture that incorporates all the ideas and thoughts of the class.
Use the ideas to create their own list poem, ‘In my (class) bubble bucket, there would be…. ‘
Create a group washing line of bubbles (thoughts).
Write an advertisement to sell Fortitude as a friend – why would Fortitude be a good friend to have? (Encourages children to think about his good points and the benefits of owning a Fortitude!)