Monday, March 8, 2010

Collage Story Telling and download

Grab some old magazines, glue sticks, and scissors and let the kids spend an hour putting together an art collage story.  I tried explaining to Olive that the pictures could be whatever she wanted and glued in any direction she would like. This is how her neat collage turned out....

I then had her tell me a story with the photos she chose for her collage. I loved it, but it was a very long story. I asked her to tell me another story prompting her with these "about" questions and she came up with a very funny one.

Who: A tall girl named Curly.

What: She wanted to travel, but was too busy with work so she snuck out of work to go.

Where: She traveled to Italy.

When: Yesterday, but she liked it so much she decided to stay.

Why: It was so pretty and she had a big house.


If you would like to download this idea, please click on the below image.

It may be my years as a reporter, but getting to the meat and bones of a story is important.
 
  
Jem loves to cut and paste too...her collage is a little more abstract!

Early Bird Homeschool has some great ideas for making story logs, here.

3 comments:

Mama King said...

What a great idea! Especially documenting it! I'll have to try this with my girls...except one is not allowed to use scissors any more! This might be the exception :-)

Thanks for linking my blog on your sidebar! I just added you to my blog roll.

Carolyn said...

Again, love Jem's intensity. What a great way for your girls to express themselves and use their imaginations! Love your blog, Mom 2

Amy@Let's Explore said...

I do think my girls would love this - thanks for suggesting it! :) On our to-do list for next week...

Amy @ Early Bird Homeschool

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