September – Blackberry’s Sunbathing Day
September’s Book of the Month. Blackberry really can’t find somewhere to sunbathe! The Foodies Books bring you stories from the veggie patch for each month of the year, and all the characters, scenery and weather are in season that month.
It was a glorious sunny September day in the garden. Blackberry was looking forward to some sunbathing…
In this story, Blackberry is still quite pink and really wants to be black like the bigger berries. She knows she needs to get some sun to ripen and go dark, but everywhere she goes someone throws her into the shade.
The story lends itself to discussions of why humans need to be careful in the sun. Our free downloadable activities explore the theme of sun safety in more depth, with games about sun loving and sun sensitive creatures, an experiment to explore hydration, and a dressing up game to stay sun safe.