Young writers love to write sticker stories. Buy fun themed stickers to write sticker stories, an idea which YOU can do at home with your own kids. (yeah!)
Writing for this activity looks like . . .
– writing by ones self with invented spelling
– creating a wordless picture book
– dictating the story to another writer (me)
1. Read a simple picture book together. Talk about the action was. Explain that action is something that happens in a story, an adventure!
2. Have the kids look and select stickers that give them an idea for an adventure story.
3. Create a story with stickers and write the story. You can do this at the same time or do the stickers first and go back to write.
Use stamps instead of stickers.
Use stencils instead of stickers.
Focus on beginning, middle, end instead of action.
Focus on problem and solution instead of action.
Can you read what JJ wrote? Best guesses?
P.S. Speaking of stickers, I LOVE the little Dover sticker books for rewards. If you’re like me and you don’t want to reward with food or expensive toys, these can be the perfect treat for achieving a behavior goal. I buy 20 – 30 books at a time when one of my kids needs some reinforcement. (They’re $1.35.) They’re hard to find so if you like them, buy them from Barnes and Nobles. (Also, if you do, I’ll get a percentage of the sale which is how I earn money for my work on Imagination Soup!!)
Download my "Can't Put 'Em Down" book lists for your kids ages 3 - 13.
Also, I'll send you a bonus "23 Reasons to Read" printable poster!