KEEPING YOU IN TOUCH - YOUR FREE MONTHLY NEWSPAPER DELIVERED DOOR-TO-DOOR FOR 30 YEARS Katy, Daniel and the Sandcastle Competition A SHORT STORY FOR YOUNG CHILDREN BY CHRIS BOWER©2017
Katy and Daniel are on holiday at the seaside. Every day they play on a lovely sandy beach and paddle in the sea.
One day Mummy tells them that, on the next day, there will be a sandcastle building competition. Katy and Daniel decide to enter the competition and spend all day practising making sandcastles.
Next day one area of the beach is set aside for the competition. Katy and Daniel are very pleased with the castle they are making but just as it is nearly finished, a very naughty boy jumps on the castle and smashes it.
“That was a horrible thing to do,” says Daniel. “It is only a lump of old sand,” says the naughty boy.
Poor Katy starts to cry because there is little time to make a new castle. Some of the other children, who have finished their castles, say they will help Katy and Daniel build another. With all the help, they soon make a very lovely castle just in time.
The judges look carefully at all the castles and say that the winners are – Katy and Daniel!
Katy says they cannot have the prize because of all the help they had in rebuilding it. She tells the judges the whole story. The judges award the prizes. They then talk together and make a special award for the best castle made by a team and give this to Katy and Daniel.
Every child who has entered the competition is then AND NOW FOR SOMETHING TO DO... Make a Parachute
For this you will need: A handkerchief or a square of lightweight material
String A short stick
One of Daddy’s handkerchiefs is best but do ask him first!
given an ice cream.
In the queue for an ice cream is the naughty boy. One of the children tells the judge that the naughty boy does not deserve an ice cream because he jumped on Katy and Daniel’s castle.
“What do you think?” asks a judge, turning to Katy and Daniel.
Daniel looks at the naughty boy and sees how sad he looks. “He can have one,” says Daniel.
So, the naughty boy gets an ice cream. He then looks at Daniel and says, “I am sorry about what I did to your castle. I just felt jealous because I was not in the competition and I knew that I could not make such a good castle.”
They see the naughty boy the next day and discover that he is not really as bad as they had thought.
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Tie a length of string to each corner of the handkerchief. Next tie the other end of each piece of string to the stick. You have made your parachute. Hold it as high as you can and let is fall gently to the ground. If you fold it carefully you can throw it into the air and then watch it float down.
Each piece of string should be the same length
Try different lengths of string to see which is best
Experiment with where you tie the string on to the handkerchief
Try different weights of stick
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