Nursery have recently been showing a real interest in story telling. We have been exploring story telling through a variety of different ways including mark making. They have been drawing an imaginative picture which includes different objects and characters and then making up a story based on their picture which the adult then scribed. We have now put the children’s stories into a book so they can proudly read their stories whenever they like!
Benjamin drew three bears and a wolf and enjoyed telling his story: “Once upon a time there was three bears and a bad wolf, then there came a rainbow across the sky. Then there came a very small snake with a short tongue. It surprised the wolf and the bears. The wolf was scared of the snake and ran away. The bears and the snake never saw the wolf again and they lived happily ever after. The end.”
Jimmy drew a wonderful campervan and called his story ‘My Campervan.’ “Once upon a time there was a campervan who was taking people on their holiday. The campervan parked up for the night and saw the stars. In the day he made sandcastles with the family. When they got back from the holiday they didn’t want to say goodbye so they kept the campervan forever. The end.”
Evelyn drew a picture of a spider and a rainbow and enjoyed telling her story to a small group. “Once upon a time there was a spider and a rainbow. The rainbow was magic and took the spider to fairyland. When the fairies woke up the spider wanted to fly. They took the spider on a magic bus and taught him how to fly. The spider got magic powers and stayed with the fairies and lived happily ever after. The end.”