Yes, 10 February is a day all about umbrellas. There have been some great stories about umbrellas. Think of Les Parapluies de Cherbourg. What about Mary Poppins and her umbrella. Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton have also written stories about umbrellas. So, what will yours be?
Some suggestions for stories
The fortunes of the family who run the umbrella factory
A magical umbrella
A lost umbrella brings two people into contact
A shared umbrella brings two people into contact
An umbrella left on a train or bus is part of a greater mystery
What are the consequences of an umbrella being given as a present?
What is the story behind the umbrella in the charity shop?
An umbrella gets carried away by the wind. What happens it its owner?
An umbrella is given as a gift. By whom and to whom? How is it received?
A child uses an umbrella in an imaginative game. What happens?
Some suggestions for articles
Research the history of the umbrella
Look at modern productions of umbrellas.
Do people use them much today? If so why and if not why not?
Research a family business to do with umbrellas.
Write an article about the best way to share an umbrella.
Where do all those lost umbrellas go to?
Would a scheme for free umbrellas work? Write you proposal.
Can you write a teaching resource based on umbrellas?
Discuss the use of umbrellas in literature.
Write an article about the different sorts of umbrellas available.
Some suggestions for poetry
Write about the colours, shapes and different sizes of umbrellas.
Write an ode to an umbrella.
Write a eulogy for a broken umbrella.
Look at this list of poems about umbrellas. Look them up. Des anything inspire you?
A Mounted Umbrella Gertrude Stein
Umbrella Of Love Dr. Sakti P. Chakravorty
A Senryu Of Umbrella indira babbellapati
In Praise Of The Umbrella Isaiah Grey
An Invisible Umbrella Khairul Ahsan
X..... The Umbrella Tree Aufie Zophy
Umbrella Lamar Cole
Umbrella Kumarmani Mahakul
Umbrella Of My Mother Akhtar Jawad
Clever Fella, My Fold Up Umbrella Stevie Taite
Write a poem shaped like an umbrella.
Write an acrostic poem on the word “umbrella”
Write a poem that could be printed on an umbrella.
Find a picture of someone holding an umbrella. Write a poem about the picture.
Write a poem about someone holding an umbrella in the rain.
Write a poem about National Umbrella Day.