Here is a collection of 12 fun and playful ways to bring stories to life with creative storytelling activities! From play dough and story sensory bins to small world play and dramatic retelling, there are lots of ideas here to choose from and keep little ones busy in playful learning.
Keeping early literacy fun and playful is essential. Too much pressure to read and write can be intimidating and plenty of young children get turned off learning very early in life because they’re forced into it too soon. The foundations of good literacy skills dwell in comprehension and language skills, which are fostered best through listening to stories and retelling them in a fun way. We often like to take a well-loved story book or traditional tale and find ways to retell it in an active, playful and hands on way. Research shows that this is the best way to consolidate learning and to raids confident readers and writers in later life.
The Gruffalo Play Dough Story telling
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Sensory Bin
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Play Dough Story telling
Jack and the Beanstalk Story Box
Little Red Riding Hood Story Box
Little Red Riding Hood dramatic play
Porridge Oats play Dough Story Retelling
Goldilocks dramatic play story retelling
Storytelling in a Giant Cardboard Box
Magical Fairy Garden Storytelling Prompt
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