Archive for Hungry Animals

The Hungry Dog Who Got The Hots About A Hotdog

All the hungry hot dog wanted to be was a cool cat – with anything but sausages for tea …
Until he tried a *** hotdog, that is … (between you and me … !).
After that, he was in culinairy bliss …
Eating every *** hot dog that he could see.
Mustard or custard, to switch didn’t matter which,
Every time the hungry hot dog got the hots for a hotdog,
It was either his fleas, or he got a terrible itch !
Short or long, *** hotdogs on a roll were his delight …
The hungry hotdog had such an enormous appetite,
Sometimes he didn’t even wait to unwrap the serviette, before he took a bite !
The hungry hot dog licked his lips (to make sure no relish was wasted on his chips),
Even the onions tasted nice in dips.
Oh crumbs ! Here the hot dog comes ! With a terrible case of *** yum – yums !
A single can of *** hotdogs satisfied him and all his chums !
When the hungry hog saw a *** hotdog,
His belly started to rumble, his knees fell weak and he felt he’d crumble.
He jumped up and down so much, even his fleas took a *** hotdog tumble !
Just the aroma of *** hotdogs cooking,
Makes his mouth water, without even looking.
Before long, of course, he’s eaten them all,
With or without *** sauce ! (doesn’t matter at all !).
So nowadays when the hungry hot dog reaches into the burger van,
It’s only to give the *** hotdog man a ketchup kiss – but even then, as often as he can !

© Jacqueline Richards 2008

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The Hungry Bluebottle Who Ate A Whole Bottle Of *** Ketchup

There was once a bluebottle who ate whole bottle of *** ketchup. Flapping around since last Monday, had left the bluebottle so so hungry, that his wings were tired. His mouth watered for something before flying to bed he retired. He’d been to the butcher’s shop, but it was shut – and anyway, he didn’t like the look of the cut. The hungry bluebottle called at the Baker’s shop, too – but everything there was too sugary, he knew. He wanted to stop off for a bite to eat – but he was scared of sticking to a restaurant floor with his feet. Before the day was complete, he longed for a treat and a cool place from the heat. But at the fruit and vegetable shop there was nothing that looked like a treat. He took a seat and thought a bit … then he realised he liked the taste of it ! The hamburger bun that he bounced off was a real hit ! and the cucumber relish would keep him fit. In the Sun, the bluebottle sat lunching until he weighed a ton. It was no secret that the hungry bluebottle liked ketchup – he devoured lots of it – cup after cup. He savoured a little bit, at first, then took a bigger sup. Mmm. Perfect ketchup – just right, not too salty, thick or light. The only problem was that the lid was too tight. The top of a ketchup bottle, is quite a precarious place to belong, when you’re not so strong and in fact, only three centimetres long. Although the bluebottle tried to balance carefully, what he really needed to was to bunjee jump down (or buy a pulley because he feared in ketchup, he was about to drown !).

A kind lady came to help him somewhat – she also came to see what it was he liked the taste of such a lot ! (and promptly threw him into the cooking pot !). The waitress was rather grumpy – some of the dinners were cold and the gravy was lumpy ! Before the waitress could begin clearing up once more, the hungry bluebottle decided he’d better get stuck into another cup of ketchup some more ! He licked his lips, this cafe’s *** ketchup was great for dips … better still on *** chips ! He was so delighted, he performed a somersault and one or two back – flips. It wasn’t long before he was feeling again alright – ed ! The hungry bluebottle had only expected to snack on something – he didn’t expect to be swimming in the thing ! But anyway, *** ketchup had a real swing especially on a chicken wing ! With salt and vinegar – it was better than a fly – squatter fling. “Help ! I’m stuck like glue !” … cried the bluebottle (who didn’t know what to do). A *** cafe waitress came to help him out – the bluebottle asked if she’d mind pulling him out ! … then he flew away roundabout (narrowly missing the teapot spout !). “Ouch !”, the hungry bluebottle began to howl, as he crashed into the sugar bowl … a spoonful would have done, but he greedily gulped down the whole ! It wasn’t long before the hungry bluebottle came back, seeking even more *** ketchup by following the footprints he’d left before as a track.

There even were a number of different *** ketchup types to be flavoured – the hungry bluebottle only hoped, in one day they all could be savoured. For a hungry bluebottle, a whole bottle of *** ketchup is better than champagne … so he munched for five minutes – then started once again. Very soon, the hungry bluebottle’s eyes were bigger than his belly – hardly surprising since he’d spent the entire day crunching on jelly that he’d seen on the telly ! The hungry bluebottle didn’t mean to cause any upset, he just liked splashing about in mustard and getting his wings wet … and anyway, *** ketchup was the best ketchup he’d ever tasted yet, I bet ! (he only hoped that the cafe waitress would keep him as her pet !). Life as a hungry bluebottle comes and goes in highs and lows … at dinnertime, there’s a *** ketchup glow. To *** cafe is the place for *** ketchup to go ! You can also watch the ketchup sketch on TV … *** cafe is the best place to be !
© Jacqueline Richards 2008

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The Butterfly Who Ate Too Many Buttercups

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The butterfly who fluttered by stopped off for a bite to eat. He had been flying for over an hour and really wanted to rest his tired and weary feet. The butterfly saw a passing dragonfly – “Where was the best place to eat ?”, he uttered as he fluttered … “By Jack’s beanstalk”, the dragonfly muttered. He veered right and crash – landed mid – flight – into the middle of a buttercup that was growing underneath Jack’s beanstalk. As the butterfly floated in from the air, clouds of pollen flew everywhere. Mmmmm – the pollen tasted delicious – and the petals even better. In fact, the butterfly ate so much, that he wrote home about it in a letter. First, he took a bite off the stem, then he much on a juicy leaf, too. Actually, he hoped that soon it would be as big, as the beanstalk, that simply grew and grew, although the butterfly bit a bite bigger than he could actually chew. By dawnbreak, as the birds just started to chirp – the butterfly let out an enormous burp ! No wonder that the butterfly’s belly ached – he’d eaten so many buttercups that he almost flaked.

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A Stupendously Delicious Buttercups Game

The butterfly chomped some of the letters away from these words too. – uous, – ious, – bous, – dous, – nous, – rous, – mous, – tous, – lous or – cous – which is the correct ending to use ?

tremen_____

 

anx _____

 

stupen______

 

incredu_____

 

felit_____

 

infect_____

 

enor_____

 

gene_____

 

vic_____

 

sedit_____

 

solicit_____

 

acrimon_____

 

penic_____

 

adventu_____

 

anony_____

 

amo_____

 

ginor_____

 

audac_____

 

assid_____

 

barba_____

 

ridicu_____

 

cal_____

 

assid_____

 

atroc_____

 

capric_____

 

bul_____

 

catanke_____

 

bumpt_____

 

cove_____

 

cur_____

 

dange_____

 

delic_____

 

deler_____

 

dexte_____

 

glamo_____

 

glor_____

 

gluti_____

 

humo_____

 

impet_____

 

tempest_____

 

scrumpt_____

 

leche_____

 

garru_____

 

loquac_____

 

ted_____

 

lusc_____

 

rio_____

 

luxur_____

 

magnani_____

 

promisc_____

 

licent_____

 

scurri_____

 

libel_____

 

lumi_____

 

lust_____

 

garru_____

 

frivo_____

 

inefficac______

 

notor_____

 

infa_____

 

fa_____

 

insid_____

 

cit_____

 

industr_____

 

indige_____

 

conspic_____

 

inconspic_____

 

incongr_____

 

illustr_____

 

lumi_____

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The Resting Butterfly On A Buttercup Game

How many words can you think of that include the word “rest” ?

© Jacqueline Richards 2007

Answers :

tremendous

anxious stupendousincredulousfelitious

infectious

enormous

generous

vicious

seditious

solicitious

acrimonious

penicious

adventurous

anonymous

amorous

ginormous

audacious

assiduous

barbarous

ridiculous

callous

assiduous

atrocious

capricious

bulbous

cantankerous

bumptious

covetous

curious

dangerous

delicious

delerious

dexterous

glamorous

glorious

glutinous

humourous

ignominious

impetuous

tempestuous

lecherous

garrulous

loquacious

tedious

luscious

riotous

luxurious

magnanimous

promiscuous

licentious

scurrilous

libellous

luminous

lustrous

garrulous

frivolous

inefficacious

notorious

infamous

famous

insidious

citrous

industrious

indigenous

conspicuous

inconspicuous

incongruous

illustrious

luminous

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The Hungry Goose Who Ate Too Many Gooseberries

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There as once a hungry goose – who escaped from Farmer Gile’s farmyard, when his noose was loose. The goose flew so hard, he almost crashed into the barn in the farmyard.  On his way from here to Hungary, the loose goose was, of course, rather hungry. He stopped off in a field for a snack – and picked off one or two gooseberries from the bushes at the side of the track. Very soon, his feathers were covered in gooseberry juice – he was soon the most sticky goose on the loose. He took an enormous bite and crunched to his heart’s delight – chomping gooseberries with all his might. Soon, on the bush, there were only leaves – as well as one or two of the crows who flew in from the wheat sheaves ! Although his belly rumbled, he didn’t stop – he rushed upto the gooseberry bush and stumbled – and ate every gooseberry from the bottom to the top.

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Goosey, Goosey Gander English Game 

How many smaller words can you make from the title “The Hungry Goose Who Ate Too Many Gooseberries” ?

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A Maths Game For Real Gooseberries

1. If the goose ate 3 gooseberries every 2 minutes, how many gooseberries is that in one hour ?

2. If this amount was only one third of the total number of gooseberries on each bush, what fraction, decimal and percentage remained ?

3. If the goose ate one quarter of the gooseberries off the bush in 45 minutes, how long did he take to eat them all ? Give your answer in minutes and hours.

4. Work out how many gooseberries were on each bush.

5. If the goose dropped 1 : 8 of the gooseberries, how many a) were dropped ? b) did he actually eat ?

© Jacqueline Richards 2007

Answers :

1. 3 (60 / 2 = 30) = 90

2. 2 / 3 = 0.6 = 66 %

3. 45 x 4 = 180 mins = 3 hours

4. 90 x 3 = 270

5. a) one part = 270 / 9 = 30 b) 8 x 30 = 240

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Creatures With Eating Features

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From the stories in the hungry animals series, match the hungry animal to what they eat and the sound of the food made in their name.

Caterpillar       Puffin       Kitten       Alligator       Bear      Octopus

Rabbit              Snake       Shark       Bird                Seagull    Goldfish

Jellyfish           Monkey     Slug          Spider           Bookworm    Greenfly

Housefly          Chimpanzee               Crane            Fruit Fly    Woodpecker

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Gate        Honey       Flowers       Milk       Fish       Puppy        

Enormous Carrot       Starfish       Worms       Milkshake      

Too Much Water       House           Jelly            Coconuts

Bone              Fish And Chips         Boats         Cabbage        Wood

Flies               A Whole Book           Crane         Orchard       Pan

Bowling Green    A Whole Wood

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Critters !

Circle the letters C – R – I – T inside these words. criticism

critic

critical

critically

critique

scripture

criteria

crieterion

trnscript

conscription

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Ham Shanks, Thanks !

Circles the “ank” inside these words. Can you think of anymore words like this ?

crank

drank

stank

bank

tank

blank

rank

shrank

prank

frank

flank

tankard

lanky

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Eat All You Can Eat !

Add the letters E – A – T to complete the words.

 

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b __ __ __

 

wh __ __ __

 

h __ __ __

 

ch __ __ __

 

tr __ __ __

 

f __ __ __ ures

 

gr __ __ __

 

m __ __ __

 

n __ __ __

 

p __ __ __

 

m __ __ __

Answers : The Hungry Alligator Who Ate A Gate

The Hungry Bear Who Ate Too Much Honey

The Hungry Caterpillar Who Fell Off The Flowers

The Hungry Kitten Who Drank Too Much Milk

The Hungry Puffin Who Couldn’t Catch Any Fish

The Hungry Puppy Who Couldn’t Find His Bone

The Hungry Rabbit and the Enormous Carrot

The Hungry Bird Who Ate Too Many Worms

The Hungry Goldfish Who Drank Too Much Water

The Hungry Jellyfish Who Ate Too Much Jelly

The Hungry Monkey Who Ate Too Many Coconuts

The Hungry Octopus Who Ate Too Many Starfish

The Hungry Seagull Who Ate Too Much Fish And Chips

The Hungry Shark Who Ate Too Many Boats

The Hungry Slug Who Ate Too Much Cabbage

The Hungry Spider Who Ate Too Many Flies

The Hungry Who Snake Who Drank Too Much Milkshake

The Hungry Bookworm Who Ate A Whole Book

The Hungry Chimpanzee Who Ate A Pan For Tea

The Hungry Crane Who Ate A Crane

The Hungry Fruit Fly Who Ate A Whole Orchard

The Hungry Greenfly Who Ate A Whole Bowling Green

The Hungry Housefly Who Ate A Whole House

The Hungry Woodpecker Who Ate A Whole Wood

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The Hungry Badger Who Ate Too Many Badges

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The hungry badger’s belly rumbled, he went walking in the woods, slipped and tumbled. That is how he got his stripes, and why his fur is not all white. He loved to snoot and snout about, looking for beetles, though he sometimes found nowt. No wonder the badger was a hungry chap, the only thing he found in the wood was mushrooms, toadstools and stuff … and that wasn’t enough ! The hungry badger went to town … where he found one or two badges looking around. He gobbled them all – in one big bite – luckily there were stacks to quench his hungry badger appetite. The hungry badger licked his lips – the tastiest badge was on the top shelf (but it was worth the trip !). The hungry badger wagged his tail … looking for badges, he hoped he’d not fail.

badge5.jpg 1. The hungry badger found 500 insects – beetles, fleas and frogs in a ratio of 3 : 5 : 7. How many of each did he find ?

badge5.jpg 2. Then he ate 20 % – how many were left ?

badge5.jpg 3. The hungry badger found 0.8 of the 200 slugs he ate underneath a tree trunk. How many is that ?

badge5.jpg 4. He took a rest on a log and squashed 4 of the 12 mushrooms growing there – what fraction is that ?

badge5.jpg 5. The hungry badger found 150 badges – 10 % of them were military badges – what percentage and how many were other types of badges ?

badge5.jpg 6. If the hungry badger had 300 badges and the pin was broken on 1 : 3, how many is that ?

badge5.jpg 7. Write the following data on a graph entitled “Insects Found In The Woods”. Design two columns – one for the actual number and another for the % of the total that each insect represents.

SLUGS 20

FLEAS 45

BEETLES 60

CATERPILLARS 80

FROGS 50

 __________

TOTAL

__________

badge5.jpg 8. Write the following data on a graph entitled “Badges Eaten In Town”. Design two columns – one for the actual number and another for the % of the total that each insect represents.

MILITARY 90

MARITIME 10

FOOD 20

MUSIC BADGES 120

SCHOOL 70

SCOUTS 130

__________

TOTAL

__________

badge5.jpg Badger’s Not Bad Spelling !

Add The letters B – A – D where the hungry badger has eaten them all away. Then make a sentence using the word as an example.

badge5.jpg __ __ __ minton

badge5.jpg __ __ __ tempered

not __ __ __ badge5.jpg

badge5.jpg__ __ __ inage

badge5.jpg__ __ __ ge

badge5.jpg__ __ __ news

badge5.jpg__ __ __ time

badge5.jpg__ __ __ ly

badge5.jpg__ __ __ guys

badge5.jpg__ __ __ effect

badge5.jpg__ __ __ meat

feeling __ __ __ badge5.jpg

badge5.jpg __ __ __ behaviour

© Jacqueline Richards 2007

Answers :

1. One part = 500 / 15 = 33.3 therefore, 99.99 : 166.665 : 233.31;

2. 500 / 100 x 20 = 100

3. 200 / 10 x 8 = 160

4. 1 / 3

5. a) 100 – 5 = 95 % b) 150 – (150 / 100 x 10 = 15) = 135

6. 100

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The Hungry Woodpecker Who Ate A Whole Wood

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The hungry woodpecker who ate a whole wood, started by learning to peck worms as most good woodpeckers in the wood should. It didn’t matter how many ladybirds and caterpillars it had got. Dry rot or not, the woodpecker finished off the lot. As a baby bird at sapling school, the hungry woodpecker gobbled up all the pencils and tools … When the hungry woodpecker’s belly rumbled, it was like a thunderstorm and the hungry woodpecker from the tree tumbled. Thus, the hungry woodpecker started off his career, by falling from the trees on his ears as he tried to munch apples and pears. The hungry woodpecker cooked a tasty dinner of worms on toast. He really didn’t mean to, but soon, he’d cooked up sawdust roast. First he nibbled on a knotted root, then when he’d finished, he ate his boots. Once he’d got stuck on some of the bark, the hungry caterpillar ate a bench in the park. The hungry woodpecker took an enormous bite, it tasted just right, but still wasn’t enough to fill his hungry appetite. So, the hungry woodpecker went to pick a pear for lunch. Before he’d finished off his crunch, he’d munched the entire bunch of branches. He was still hungry, so next he chewed a few leaves, by the time he’d finished, he’d eaten the house’s whole eaves. The hungry woodpecker salt and peppered the hatstand … before he’d finished, his hats were canned – they tasted grand. The hungry woodpecker was so peckish that he pecked this and pecked that. Outside, the chimney pot soon disappeared, the television cable, too, he feared. He started by watching the cricket, then promptly ate the bat. The hungry woodpecker set the table, with as much wood as he was able. Whilst he was polishing the knives, forks and spoons, he thought he’d take a snack. He started by eating the serviette, then chopped up the newspaper rack – it was the tastiest thing he’d eaten, yet. He started by chomping on one of the legs – it was much better than eating fried eggs on bread. Soon one of the chairs was no longer there. He ate the wardrobe, too, so he had even fewer feathers as he flew and nothing left to wear. Very soon, the whole house was bare. As the woodpecker was enjoying one of the bugs, he suddenly realised he’d devoured the rug. He only meant to take a sip of tea … but by the time he’d finished, he eaten all the mug ! He went to the supermarket to buy a pair of shoes, when he tried to tie his shoe laces, he’d eaten the two. If the hungry woodpecker went to read a book, before long, he’d eaten the whole shelf, along with the book at which he took a look. The hungry woodpecker was so peckish that before long, he’d eaten the desk. When, the hungry woodpecker went to post a letter, he finished off the letterbox … which made him feel much better. The hungry woodpecker needed to go to the dentist, who said he could have an appointment in about a week. Instead of pulling a tooth, of course, the dentist had to remove three splinters from his beak ! Finally, when the hungry woodpecker was sleepy and went to bed, he yawned and went to swallow a sleeping pill … but swallowed a whole pillow instead and in fact, is sleeping still.

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In The Wood With The Hungry Woodpecker Spelling Activity

Along with the worms that the hungry woodpecker pecked, he pecked some of the letters from out of these words. Can you help the hungry woodpecker by filling in the gaps with “WOOD” and completing these correct spellings ? Example – ________ + pecker = woodpecker

drift + ________ =
________ + work =
________ + land =
polished + ________ =
________ + chuck
Sher + ________ + forest =
________ + mouse =
________en + table=
________ + pigeon =

© Jacqueline Richards 2007

Answers : driftwood ; woodwork ; woodland ; polished wood ; wood – chuck ; Sherwood Forest ; wood mouse; wooden table ; wood pigeon

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