Picture Story

0-5 minutes
Time required
10-15 minutes
Construction paper, tape and a series of photographs or pictures cut out from a magazine.
How to Play
Ask your child to use the pictures to tell a story. Ask them to put the pictures in order for the story. Have them tape or glue the pictures down. Help your child to write a sentence under each photograph or make speech bubbles.
Some Tips
Have your child tell the story before gluing or taping the pictures in case they change their mind. The first time you play, you can start by putting three pictures together and telling a story. Put the pictures back into the pile and ask them to tell a story.
Make it Easier
Use only a couple pictures to make a short story.
Make it Harder
Have your child do more of the writing. Come back to a story you made together and continue to add to it for a longer story.
Einon, D. (1998). Learning Early (1st ed. p. 125). London, United Kingdom: Marshall Publishing.