Over the last few weeks at group time we have been practising our story telling and we get better every time. We tell stories and the adults write down exactly what we say. At group time we make a stage and act out our stories.
Our stories can be about anything we want. They can be as short as one word or as long as half a page.
When we act the story out, the author of the story gets to be the main character and everybody else helps to act it out as the other characters or the setting.
Here are some of our amazing stories…
Alissa likes to tell stories about princesses and palaces. Can you see where she has repeated some words like she hears in stories?
Once upon a time there was a little girl called Alissa. She went to a palace and saw a beautiful princess! She went on a swing but the swing wasn’t here. Then the builders came with the swing and build it a long time. And then the princess was waiting and waiting all day. And they finished, she swing on it for a long, long day. She didn’t want to fall asleep. The End.
Lillie loves to tell stories about dragons and somebody normally gets eaten or has their head chopped off!
Once upon a time there was a big dragon and the dragon eat the princess and the witch get the dragon’s head off and put it in his cauldron. Then witch stir it all up. Then nana takes dragon’s head to the party and everybody eats it up! (hahaha)
Caitlyn loves to tell stories about princesses and Rapunzel is always the star!
Princess Jasmine and Ariel and Snow White and Rapunzel. Rapunzel trapped in a tower. Princess look for her and the prince look for her and climb up. And prince cut hair and turn it into black. Her friends go and look for her. They get her and Rapunzel mum and dad find her and hug her.
McKenna likes to tell stories about dinosaurs. Each time she tells a story it gets longer and longer.
It’s all about a dinosaur monster. He grows too big and he’s got a baby dinosaur. And its mum and dad have gone somewhere in the forest. Baby runs to look for mum and dad. He finds mummy in the forest. Mummy is cooking. They are eating breakfast. They are going to play running games. They play duck, duck, goose. A big Dragon comes and eats them up!
Toochi often tells stories about her favourite TV programmes but she has started to use characters from books in her stories too. Can you tell which book she was thinking about here?
Once upon a time the giant climbed up the beanstalk and then he falled down out from the beanstalk and then he goes to someone else’s house and smashes the house and then his beanstalk was flying away. It grow much and much and much. It goes in jail. His beanstalk not seen again. The End.
Sometimes we tell short stories but we still get to act them out. Malakia likes to tell stories about things he has seen.
I saw a cloud it flied away. Come back. Fly back away. A scary cloud.
Telling stories helps us to…
- Talk about the things that we find interesting
- Think about characters and setting
- Use story telling language
- Make sure our stories make sense
- Give our stories endings
- Speak in sentences
- Use describing words
- Act stories out
- Build our confidence
How can you continue learning at home?
The children love making up stories and each story they tell gets better and better. Why not do some story telling at home. You could
- Make up stories at bedtime
- Change the characters or ending in your favourite story
- Use toys to tell stories
- Dress up and act out favourite stories