This morning I had the idea of making a variation on the Lift-the-Flap mini-book theme, using The Fat Cat as a starting point. I started off by making a Fat Cat, then made some flaps to stick on his belly, and drew some pictures to stick under the flaps:
It also gave me an idea for illustrating one of the songs that I do with Year 1 - El Pulpito - where a whale ends up eating a sardine, an octopus, a tuna and a shark.
This idea of "what have I eaten?" could be adapted in many ways. You could use a crocodile, a dinosaur or a monster as the eater, and different foods, animals, people or household objects as the food . You could add as much or as little description as you like. This could even work for secondary students' Healthy Eating topic. They could make a cardboard cut-out of themselves, add to the belly what they eat in an average day and comment on how healthy or unhealthy it is.