Parenthesis: pebble toad

4 - Writing Ideas

Inspired by Nature Worksheet

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Writing Ideas

  • Write a diary entry from the viewpoint of a pebble toad, detailing your miraculous escape from a tarantula.
  • Write a haiku describing, through the senses, a moment in time from the film clip, e.g. the moment the pebble toad landed in the pool at the bottom of the cliff.
  • Watch the clip below. Using your knowledge of spadefoot and pebble toads, begin creating a set of ‘Toads and Frogs of the World’ Top Trumps cards. What will your categories be? (Rarity, intelligence etc.) 

Related Clip

The remarkable spadefoot toad is a desert specialist.

Credit: BBC One – Life in Cold Blood