Storytelling: Fill in the Blank!

Storytelling Set Graphic

Get ready to giggle!

…or chuckle!

…or roar with laughter!

Words paint mental pictures and inspire our creativity. This activity is based on the wonder of words! When a child is presented with a story frame with missing words they are given a foundation to create!

This activity is a bit like the game Mad Libs, but for maximizing your child’s storytelling experience the story’s context is known as they fill in the missing words. Read the story frame aloud to your child. Ask them to creatively fill in the blanks as the story unfolds. Be sure to encourage your child to think outside the box and think beyond the obvious choices. For your youngest storyteller, provide a little extra guidance on how to fill in the blanks.

When the story frame is completely filled in, read your improvised story aloud. Watch your child delight in the freedom of creativity! Maybe he would like to fill in the blanks again? How fun to discover the many different stories that can come from the same story frame!

Click HERE for your FREE sample story frame!

For additional story frames, you can find my YOUR STORY – Fill in the Blank Storytelling Set available for purchase HERE. TpT requires you to join before making a purchase. Don’t worry — it’s free and as easy as can be to sign up! The resources provided will be well worth your time! Click HERE to sign up!



Jocelyn Bartle

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