Write your own story inspired by everyday activities
Choose a theme such as a trip - traveling by car, plane, bicycle, or walking.
Or choose an everyday activity such as brushing teeth or bathtime. Have fun with fantasy and magic (wands, spells, giants, unicorns).
What are the main objects in your story?
Bathtime: water, bubbles, bath toys
Who is the main character in the story?
Your child? A family pet? An imaginary friend?
What is going to be the ‘oh no’ moment or the turning point of the story?
For example the sea runs dry (drain the bath) and the hero has to escape (lift child out of the bath and wrap in a towel).
Write out each sentence including the objects and actions to be used.
See following pages for story example.
Here is an example:
Asha’s Adventures at The Park
Asha asks her mom: “Please Mom can we go to the park? Please?”
Mom replies: “Ok, let’s go!”
Asha lifts her arms in the air and with a smile says: “Yay!”
At the park, Asha runs through the green grass, smells the flowers, and goes down the slide: “1,2,3 wheeeeee” ...bump!
Then her mom pushes Asha on the swing, and Asha pretends to go as high as outer space.
She imagines she’s an astronaut flying around the planets and stars.
Suddenly it starts to rain, and Asha’s mom says: “I think it’s time to go home…and eat some ice cream.”
Let's break it down...
|1||Asha asks her mom: “Please Mom can we go to the park? Please?”||Hands||Sign for please with your hands.|
|2||Mom replies: “Ok, let's go.” Asha lifts her arms in the air and with a smile says: “Yay!!”||Hands and Facial Expression||Show a smile on your face and lift arms up in the air.|
|3||At the park Asha runs through the green grass,||Green fabric/ green pom pom or real grass||Spread out the green fabric and run your hands through it. Or shake the green pom pom|
|4||smells flowers,||Real flowers or plastic flowers||Smell flowers|
|5||and goes down the slide: “1,2,3 wheeee”...bump!||Gestures with hands and facial expression||Pretend to climb up a slide and count 5 steps on your way up. Show a surprised face when you land at the end ‘bump.’|
|6||Then her mom pushes Asha on the swing, and Asha pretends to go as high as outer space.||Gestures with hands||Give a push, and then pretend to fly in slow motion.|
|7||She imagines she's an astronaut flying around the planets||Bubbles||Blow bubbles|
|8||and stars.||Sing||Sing ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’|
|9||Suddenly it starts to rain,||Spray water bottle||Spray in the air and on hands to feel the rain.|
|10||Asha's mom says: “I think it's time to go home and eat some ice cream.”||Ice cream||Sign for home and prepare an ice cream cone or pretend to eat an ice cream cone.|