Pfeifi 1: What Pfeifi discovers under the carpet
A story invented by Noemi and Annette
This is a pipe cleaner. His name is Pfeifi (a pipe is called "Pfeife" in German). Pfeifi is a little bit bored and a little bit tired. He yawns loudly: "Uaaah!"
Pfeifi lays down on the carpet. All of a sudden he hears a lout "ATISHOO!!" Oops, what was that? Isn't there something lying under the carpet?
What has come forth there from under the carpet?
Pfeifi asks: "Who are you?"
"I am a bottle cork, and my name is Korkus", says the bottle cap, and he asks: "What's your name?"
"My name is Pfeifi", says Pfeifi, and he asks:
"What do you do there under the carpet?"
Korkus answers: "Oh, it's very cozy there. However, it's also dusty, therefore I must sneeze all the time. But it's very interesting, too, under the carpet, because there are many other things there."
Pfeifi touches and senses, that there are quite a lot of different things under the carpet. And over there, at the side, there is even something coming out. Now he becomes very curious. Together with Korkus he pulls the carpet away:
"Heave ho, heave ho!"
The carpet is gone. There were really a lot of things lying under the carpet.
What are they?
(a feather, a coin, a paper clip, a wood chip, a button, an air balloon, a rubber band) "Wow!"
Materials for the Pfeifi-book "What Pfeifi discovers under the carpet"
- 6 pages bound book (large spiral binding, pages made of card board) plus transparent cover and back page
- power adhesive
- Scotch tape and glue stick
- 5 pipe cleaners
- 4 bottle caps
- self adhesive textile folio or cloth (for 2 carpets)
- 2 feathers
- 2 coins
- 2 paper clips
- 2 wood chips
- 2 buttons
- 2 air balloons
- 2 rubber bands
- The pages will be bound to a book. (Tip: binding, e.g. in a copy shop, before glueing) The spiral binding should be extremely loose in order to have enough clearance for the items and for turning the pages over Let a plastic folio bind as protection cover before the first and after the last page.
- For some children more robust card boards might be proper. If those cannot be bound, you can also file them in a folder.
- The texts are to be cut out and glued onto the pages.
- Once the book is opened, the texts shall always be on the left page, the figures and objects always on the right page.
- For blind children it is suitable to have the texts translated into Braille and to glue the Braille text in addition to the black scripture.
- The objects are to be glued onto the pages with power adhesive and Scotch tape.
- For partially sighted children it is recommended to design the books visually stimulating and rich in contrast.
Text and idea:
Annette Strack, Pädagogische Frühförderung für blinde und sehbehinderte Kinder, Diakonisches Werk für Frankfurt am Main des Evangelischen Regionalverbandes
Photos: Alexander Sell