Show Me a Story: 40 Craft Projects and Activities to Spark Children's Storytelling

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Storey Publishing, 2012 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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Children love to make up stories, and these 40 creative projects and activities encourage them to free their storytelling instincts. Younger children will love making story stones and a storytelling jar and then using them to create stories of their own, while older kids will enjoy word grab bags, story walks, and journaling exercises. For everyone ages 5 to 12, whatever their reading level, this book has everything needed to spark an infinite number of child-created stories.

 

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Contents

Preface
8
Introduction
11
1 Story starters
21
2 Story evolution
55
3 Story activities
85
4 Story play
113
Materials
129
Templates
132
Puppet theater
136
Puppets
137
Photo credits
140
Acknowledgments
141
Index
142
Puppet theater backgrounds
145
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About the author (2012)

Emily K. Neuburger is a writer, artist, and freelance art and creative writing teacher. She is passionate about encouraging people to get pumped about creativity, especially when it comes to the intersection of words and art. She is the author of the award winning book Show Me a Story (Dr. Toy Best Picks, Family Choice Award , National Parenting Products Award honors, USA Best Books, International Book Awards finalist) and writes regularly about creativity and unexpected treasures on her website, emilyneuburger.com, as well as in print magazines and around the web. She lives in western Massachusetts with her husband and three children.  

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