The Magnificent Hercules Quick by Ursula Dubosarsky & Andrew Joyner
A new story from Australian Children's Laureate for 2020 - 2021 by Ursula Dubosarsky. This is about a boy who does a series of odd jobs for his eccentric neighbours as he is saving up to buy a box of magic tricks. Luckily, he has plenty of neighbours who need his help. Whether it's lending a hand to Professor Calamari or doing an out of season spring-clean for Queen Claude, no job is too odd for Hercules.
We have created 6 activities for this book including the rules for how to play tiddlywinks, a maths activity to see how much pocket money Hercules has saved, a life cycle of a tadpole cut and paste activity, a spot the difference, a Venn diagram showing the similarities and differences between a squid and an octopus and an animal word matching activity.
The games below are advertisement free and will open in a new window. They can be played by children online as many times as they like. The Match Up Memory Card Game will allow children to improve their memory while the Maze Game lets them develop strategy and problem solving skills while having fun. These games will also build children's attention, concentration and focus, visual recognition and short-term memory. Enjoy.