Think! Education

Activity 1: Introducing the theme


20 minutes


Sit the children where they can all see the screen clearly and tell the story Mr Lumpy’s Journey using the online big book. Alternatively, read out the story from the pdf below:

Download Mr Lumpy’s Journey (PDF Size: 406kb)

Talk about the story and ask questions to ensure that the messages are clear:

  • What happened to Mr Lumpy?
  • Why did his stuffing fall out?
  • Was Jake hurt when the car stopped suddenly? What kept him safe?
  • Why didn’t Jake like his booster seat?
  • What can we learn from this story?

Emphasise that car seats and boosters keep us safe. The children should also know that different types of seat are needed for different ages/sizes of child – the extension activity helps address this.