Spooky Stories

Let's get into the Halloween spirit! We will create stories themed around Halloween and our favorite related characters.
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Story telling is a creative way for children to express ideas, organize thoughts, and use written language to communicate. Making a story, whether it be through images or words, gives children an experience in thinking outside the box and creative problem solving. They will build self-confidence by creating and then sharing something of their own to family and friends. In this activity, children are familiarized with the different parts of a story through visual and written information. Once inspired they will be guided and encouraged in the creation of their own imaginative story. This activity is themed around Halloween, but can easily be adjusted to any theme or idea a child is interested in!

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Materials

-Construction paper
-Markers/crayons/colored pencils
-Kid scissors
-Glue stick(s)
-Story book (can be a favorite choice of the child)
-Stapler/Staples

Disclaimer

As parents, it's important to make sure that activities are age appropriate and that allergies or medical conditions are communicated as you see fit.

Sometimes, a materials or other additional fee is charged. We do this to bring you the best possible activities. It's the Kid Expert's job to confirm any such fee in advance.

Sample Activities and Instructions

Select a favorite storybook. Your Kid-Expert will read it through with the children. They will also point out the author of the book, to help children understand that the author created the story and decided what should happen.
We will continue reading. Your Kid-Expert will stop and ask the children what they think the problem in the story is and what they think will happen next. We will talk about the different parts of the story (beginning, middle, end), who the characters are, where the story takes place, and how the problem was resolved.
When the story is over and the children have an understanding of how stories are made, we will begin to create our own story around the theme of Halloween. Children will list their favorite Halloween characters – ghosts, witches, black cats, vampires, etc. Your Kid-Expert will give prompts to help inspire the start of the activity, such as: “One day a witch woke up and decided she didn’t want to be scary any more.” “The ghost was walking through the field.”, “The little pumpkin got picked from his pumpkin patch." Children can then think and talk about what will happen next.
Once a topic is chosen, children will be guided through the creation of their book. We will create a storyboard using images and/or written words, to help little writers organize the events of the story. We will talk about the order and decide if it makes sense.
Time to create the book! Children can draw, design, cut out, glue, etc., their characters and images. They will create a cover page, and then put together pages 1-___. When finished, we will read our fun Halloween stories out loud. Children now have their own book to keep on the shelf and read to family and friends!