May 5, 2014. The kids worked together to write a silly and creative collaborative story!
May 5, 2014. We played the game "Whose Story Is It?"
April 7, 2014. We played the game, Balderdash! The kids had to use their imaginations to trick each other into guessing that their "creative" definition is the correct definition of the word.
March 3, 2014. Since "a picture is worth a thousand words," we looked at images from this slideshow and imagined some of the stories behind them. We also had fun thinking of captions for some pictures.
January 27, 2014. The kids each chose a nursery rhyme that left a lot of questions and started writing a story answering that question. For example, "Why did the dish run away with the spoon? Where were they running to and what were they running from?" Sounds like the makings of a mystery!
December 9, 2013. We used the characters each participant created last time to create a scene where they would meet. They had about 15 minutes to think of a scenario and if they chose to act it out, they could.
November 18, 2013. Tonight, we concentrated on character development. We did an Improv game called People Picture, where the kids had to imagine and act out a back story for a random person by just seeing a photo of them. Then the kids created their own characters!
October 21, 2013. Tonight, the participants created short stories using My Story Maker from Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Everyone had a chance to share their stories at the end (if they chose to).