Picture Story is designed to improve your little one’s imagination and story telling skills.
- Magazines or Catalogues
This activity requires very few materials other than five items chosen at random from a magazine. These items are then used to make up a story about those objects. As an example if you chose a tin of paint; a dog; a mop; a pair of gum boots and packet of chocolate biscuits your story may be that - One day Mrs Z was painting a picture of her favourite flowers when she looked out her window to see that the neighbours dog had jumped the fence into her yard. While Mrs Z was rushing to get up from her painting table she accidentally knocked over the vase and spilled the water everywhere. “Oh No!” cried Mrs Z as she rushed to get a mop and bucket and pull her gum boots over her socks so her feet didn’t get wet. Mrs Z cleaned the floor and took the dog back next door before sitting down with a cup of coffee and a chocolate biscuit to finish her painting.
Extension: Once you have made up your story you may wish to rearrange the pictures and tell another story or as your little one’s story telling abilities improve you may wish to increase the number of pictures in the story to make the activity more difficult.