The Town Mouse and Country Mouse

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By Tracey BrandEditor of Nursery Education PLUS

This tale of differing ways of life will help children to understand other lifestyles and experiences, while thinking about empathy and being friends

The Town Mouse and Country Mouse


Activities in this article:

  1. Door numbers
  2. Mouse play
  3. Cross-curricular links


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Editor of Nursery Education PLUS, Tracey, introduces our ‘Once upon a time’ themed activities and offers more ideas for exploring the topic with your children:

‘Two friends from very different backgrounds meet up and eventually decide that there really is no place like home! This tale of two mice will give the children a chance to talk about their favourite places and the qualities of friendship. Why not create a shoebox world for an imaginary mouse, with miniature furniture, objects and clothing? Or develop a new storyline where these mice both venture off to discover a new country overseas?’


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