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National Storytelling Week resources

1st – 8th February 2020

Need National Storytelling Week resources? Busy Things hosts a range of games and activities that celebrate the art of storytelling. Children can write a book review for their favourite story, design a book cover, or create their own comic strips!

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My favourite storytime book

Write about your favourite story. It might be a bedtime story or a book from storytime at school! Draw a picture to help describe the story.

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My favourite book

Try our user friendly text and paint tools to write about your favourite book and draw a picture to help describe the story.

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Story summary

Can you describe a story you have read in 6 events? This is an exercise in reducing a narrative to its bare bones.

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Book review

Write a review of a book you have read recently. Use our exciting paint tools to create a picture that illustrates the plot.

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Design a book cover

Come up with a cover illustration and a blurb for a book you have read. How can you give a flavour of the story without giving too much away?

 

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Write a short story

Write a short story using our text and paint tools. Draw a picture to go along with it. Is your story fact or fiction?

 

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Create a comic strip

Can you make your own comic strip? Explore our character clip art banks and paint tools to create a sequence of images. Add speech and thought bubbles to bring your story to life!

Traditional Tales Storytelling activities

Children will love watching Dog and Cat act out five different traditional tales! Full of funny characters, animations and sound effects and also available as kids’ story apps. These interactive stories are a great way to inspire a love of reading and telling tales — ideal for National Storytelling Week.

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The Three Little Pigs

Will the three little pigs outsmart the big bad wolf in Dog and Cat's unique performance of this traditional tail?

 

Use the controls to watch the story. You can pause the story at any time and play individual sentences.  

 

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The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Cat gives a spectacular performance as the three goats pitting their wits against Dog's nasty troll.

 

Use the controls to watch the story. You can pause the story at any time and play individual sentences.

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Dog and Cat perform their take on this classic tale - we think they get it just right!

 

Use the controls to watch the story. You can pause the story at any time and play individual sentences.

 

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Little Red Riding Hood

Oh what big eyes Dog has as the wolf in this classic tale - will Cat's little red riding hood catch him out?

 

Use the controls to watch the story. You can pause the story at any time and play individual sentences.

 

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The Gingerbread Man

Dog and Cat bring the gingerbread man to life in their original performance of a traditional tale.

 

Use the controls to watch the story. You can pause the story at any time and play individual sentences.

 

 

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