The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Extension Activities
- Grades: 6–8
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CLASS PROJECT: Dreamscapes
In Narnia, over time, the children only can remember their previous lives as one remembers a dream. Throughout The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, dreams are mentioned many times. Have students look through magazines, for pictures that seem dream-like, other-worldly, or strange (consider giving them a weekend to do this and then have them bring in the clippings that they find). Show them some examples. Make a collage of the clippings, or have students share their pictures in small groups. Ask them to speculate on where dreams come from. What do we mean when we say something is dream-like? Why does England become like a dream to the children in Narnia? Is there anything dream-like about the book? Read them the scene where Lucy first slips into Narnia. Is it like a dream? Are there other scenes that seem dream-like? You may want to ask them to write down a dream they've had and then ask the children to read their dream out loud.