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

Emily K. Neuburger
Target Age
3-6 , 6-12

Show Me a Story is a stunning book that offers an invitation for children, and those who spend time with them, to tell their stories in a playful and imaginative way. Choosing an activity from this book is the first adventure: the display of materials and children's creations builds excitement for trying out new projects. For example, with 1, 2, 3 Scribble & Tell (p 107), children are given a piece of paper and coloured pencils, and a few seconds to scribble on their paper before stopping. They are then invited to look at their scribbles and start to tell a story about what they see, adding colour or any other additions before sharing it with the other children in the group.

This book provides crafting templates and puppet theatre backgrounds, as well as a list of useful materials for storytelling activities. It is highly recommended as an idea generator and guide for anyone who works with children, and for professionals to recommend to families.

Submitted by Joanna Kerr, LDCSB Librarian