Podcast #8 – JoJo Gnome’s New Challenges

Happy New Year to you all! We’re going to start the New Year with a podcast filled with New Challenges. I love a challenge and so does JoJo Gnome. In this podcast we hear the story ‘JoJo Gnome and the Alphabet Game’ where JoJo has to learn a new game made up by his Aunty Molly. We also hear a fabulous poem written for us by Anna Miles called “The Mistake”, it’s all about how mistakes can be good for us in many ways.

The story starter challenge is all about JoJo Gnome working out how to begin his new note book. If you want to make your own note book there are instructions below, all you need is one sheet of paper.

You can always challenge yourself to not miss out on any JoJo Gnome fun by subscribing to our Story Podcast. You can use the player above or catch us on Spotify or iTunes.  Here’s to a challenging 2019!

Remember Jo Hall can visit your nursery or primary school and do a workshop (Scotland). If your further away think about a twitter tales workshop (UK & abroad). Jo Hall also does book events. Email jojognome@gmail.com for more details.

JoJo Gnome’s Latest Book “JoJo Gnome & the Scarecrow” is on sale now in JoJo Gnome’s Etsy Shop (£6.99 including postage on UK mainland). A digital version of the book is available on Amazon (£3.99).


Extra JoJo Fun

How to make a mini JoJo Gnome Notebook

Story Starter – What’s in JoJo’s Note Book?

Have a look at what story ideas Greenlaw Primary 1/2 have.

JoJo Gnome Portraits

Enjoy these fun JoJo Pictures from Miltonbank Primary. They sent them to me after I had been to their school to do a workshop. Fabulous!


In the story MoMo and JoJo end up flying kites. My own challenge this year is going to be to build a bigger JoJo Gnome kite. I’ll keep you posted as to how it’s going …but meanwhile enjoy the current one. What’s not to love about flying a kite.

JoJo Gnome on Pintrest

Check out the pinboard which goes with our podcast. Some fun follow on activities to do with the alphabet and word games here.