Here’s an easy little DIY storytelling project to celebrate all things chirpy, tweety and springy: Springtime Stick-a-Story!
Kids can use the pictures and story words to tell their own spring stories. If you have a magnetic whiteboard, write words to complete the story. If you’re working on the fridge or another non-writable magnetic surface, just place the pictures and word magnets, then tell the stories orally, filling in the details as you go.
Great for brainstorming new stories or retelling old ones!
- Adhesive magnet roll (1 in.) or any adhesive magnet sheet
- Stick-a-Story printable (Available for free download here.) Or let the kids draw and write their own pictures and story words/phrases.
Just print or make images and words, cut, stick and play!
A few tips:
- Make sure your magnet roll is completely flat before attaching paper to cut down on paper creases. (As you can see, some of my longer pieces creased before I figured this out.) Printing on card stock also helps with this.
- If you are planning to use with markers on a whiteboard, you may want to laminate the paper before attaching to the magnets so you can wipe off any stray marks.
Don’t want to do magnets? You can print on adhesive paper to make stickers, or just print on regular paper to cut and paste on construction paper or in a blank book.
Have fun sticking some springtime stories!