Making the Game
Explain to the children that they are going to make up their own game about this book. You may like to make a list on chart paper of objects that would be simple to illustrate, e.g. button, cat, house, comb.
Divide the students into partners. Give each child a purple crayon
Provide every child with a sheet of black paper and demonstrate how to fold in half and in half again, and in half again, into eight sections. Open out the paper so that the eight sections are visible.
Instruct everyone to draw a moon in one section of their paper.
The children will now take it in turn to name an object. The other child will draw that object in one of the sections on their paper. If they are having difficulty thinking of different things, remind them that they can use the list that you created earlier.
When they have filled in all eight sections, ask them to cut out each section, or ask a helper to do this. Put all 16 sections in a pile between the partners. Now each one take it in turn to pick up a card and tell a story about that picture. If they turn up a moon picture, they can choose to pick another card or they can tell their partner to pick the next card and tell the story.
As the children become more familiar with the game, they could choose two cards from the pile and link the stories together.