You can do any of these tasks, in any order (but we've suggested a timetable).
Take as long as your little ones want for each task, let them use their imaginations!
Please share your creations with us on social media.
National Storytelling Day
Hello children, I'm Jude and I'm an author and storyteller. Lamby and Flossie are my storytelling mascots with Little Lamb Tales. The whole of this week is Storytelling Week. We're very excited about sharing some lovely stories, showing you how to create a story using props and then how to make up a story about the people who live with you.
The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse
Storytelling is really old and all countries and cultures have their own tales to tell. I'm going to share a very old tale with you. It's a fable by Aesop. Fables are stories with a special message.
Encourage your child to listen to the story. Talk about the message in the story and what the Country Mouse learnt. Use language such as story, tale, fable, message, mouse, town, country etc.
Develops - PSED, Communication & Language and Understanding the World skills.
The Hungry Monkey
This time we're going to travel to Brazil and share one of Lamby and Flossie's favourite stories with you. You might like to find an instrument so you can join in when the characters knock on the door.
Encourage your child to listen to the story and join in with making the sound for the knocking. Talk about the monkey's behaviour and whether he did the right thing. Use language such monkey, hen, cat, dog, tiger, jungle.
Develops - Communication & Language, Literacy, PSED and Understanding the World skills.
Let's Tell A Story
You can tell your own story using puppets, toys and props of your own. Watch the video to see how Lamby, Flossie and Jude do it. Then you can have a go.
Encourage your child to make up their own story using props you have around the house. You might need to show your children using your own ideas first. Use language such as long ago, once upon a time, character, setting, object, story, make up, the end, happily ever after.
Develops - Language & Communication, PSED and Expressive Art skills.
A Tale About You
Did you know you can make up your own stories about your own family members? Lamby and Flossie will show you how.
Talk to your child about the people in your family and who and what the story could be about. This is a great activity to adopt if you want to tell a tale about going to bed, brushing your teeth, tidying up etc. Simply name the characters after your child and tell the tale with them in it. Use language such as - story, make up, character, family names etc.
Develops - PSED, Expressive Arts and Communication & Language skills.
If you've finished these and still have time for fun...
1. Create a puppet theatre for your children to make up their stories with.
2. Try telling each other stories at bedtime as well as reading a book.
3. Jude has a You Tube channel full of stories which you can enjoy.
Man's Best Friend told by Jude Lennon
When Jude heard Storytelling Laureate Taffy Thomas tell this tale, she knew she wanted to be a storyteller as well.