ANIMAL MASH UPS! Create a ‘mash up’ animal in 10 minutes.
What should I do
> Get ready...
Authorfy (the website linked below) has daily 10 minute challenges set by well-known children’s authors. The challenge set by Sibéal Pounder sounds really good fun!
You can use the video to hear instructions and also have a timer for the 10 minutes. To be ready, you will need:
• pens/pencils/coloured pens
Take the challenge
Watch the video challenge set by Sibéal Pounder (you will need to scroll down the page to find her challenge): https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/.
Take the challenge and create a mashup animal!
> Name it…
Now write the name of your animal:
Take a look at the animal mashups in the pictures below: have a go at thinking of ideas for their names and use your sound talk to work out how to write them.
> Share your work …
How might you share your work with your friends and your teacher(s)? Can you film yourself holding up a drawing of it and reading the name, or take photographs, then email them?
(Remember to ask your adult before going online!)
Change it up!
You can watch the video more than once: don’t worry too much about the time limit.
There are lots of 10 minute challenges on the Authorfy website. Some are more appropriate for older children but lots of them are worth trying out, and new ones are added every day.
What Would You Call These?