Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time Karen

Develop a child’s creativity skills through story telling.

Materials Needed:

  • Paper
  • Marker
  • Coloured pencils, textas, crayons.

What to do:

  • Sit with child/small group of children and begin creating a story together.
  • Each child should come up with a part of the story (it doesn't matter if it's silly or not).
  • Write each child's part of the story on a separate piece of paper (the child could draw their part of the story).
  • Put the pieces of paper together to create a story.
  • Read it to the child or small group of children.

Hints and Tips:

  • For older children, on each piece of paper have a picture there already. Child has to come up with a part of the story that's relevant to the picture.
  • Instead of drawing children can act out parts of the story, take photos and put the book together.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 3 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4), Large Group (5 or more)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    For a 3 year old child:

    - Begins to hold a pencil correctly.
    - Uses simple art materials.
    - Asks why questions.
    - Assists in telling a story.
    - Describes artwork.
    - Describes what they are doing.
    - Participates in small group activity.

    For a 4 year old child:

    - Draws man with head and leg.
    - Correct pencil grip.
    - Uses left or right hand preference.
    - Colours within an outline.
    - Uses 4 word sentences.
    - Speaks before a group.
    - Uses descriptive words.
    - Can draw a person with 3 parts.
    - Participates during group experiences.
    - Shares and takes turns.
    - Plays co-operatively in small groups.

    For a 5 year old child:

    - Draws a 6 part person.
    - Prints name (not clearly).
    - Prefers left or right hand.
    - Begins to rhyme.
    - Uses words that describe time.
    - Uses long sentences.
    - Tells a story.
    - Enjoys stories.
    - Gets along well in small groups.
    - Co-operates well with friends.

  • Play Based Learning: Dramatic Play, Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Art and Craft, Library Area
  • Games Categories: Cognitive Development, Creative Play Games, Fine Motor Skills, Language Development, Literacy and Numeracy, Pretend Play Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 1, Learning Outcome 2, Learning Outcome 4, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    LO1 - Children Have A Strong Sense Of Identity

    1.2 Children develop their emerging autonomy inter-dependence resilience and sense of agency

    1.4 Children learn to interact in relation to others with care empathy and respect

    LO2 - Children Are Connected With And Contribute To Their World

    2.1 Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation

    LO4 - Children Are Confident And Involved Learners

    4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people place technologies and natural and processed materials

    LO5 - Children Are Effective Communicators

    5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes

    5.3 Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media

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Last modified on Friday, February 6, 2015
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