One thing I have loved doing with my kids for part of our homeschool is the roll-a-story writing prompts for the different holidays/seasons. We decided to have some fun making our own Valentine’s Roll-A-Story to use a few different times in February so I wanted to share that with you today.
My kids thought it would be fun integrating characters from other holidays and some funny things that might happen with them like Santa’s reindeer eating all the candy. I hope your kids have as much fun writing their stories as mine have!
We got the writing and drawing combo notebooks from Walmart for a few dollars each and I think they are worth every penny. We write in them a few times a week and they draw pictures to go along with the stories. Amazon has them as well if you just want to order them.
If you haven’t done this kind of story before, here is a quick overview. Your child will take a die and roll it four different times. The first time, he will roll it to choose the 1st character. For example, if they get a five, their 1st character will be Jack Frost.
Then they roll again, and the next number they get determines their second character. The third roll determines their setting and the fourth roll determines the problem.
Once they have figured out all the elements, they they will create a short story using them. So if they got Jack Frost, a girl, in a candy factory, and Santa’s reindeer ate all the candy, they would figure out a way to put them all together to make a story with a good beginning middle and end.
The point is to get them to be creative, but also use good handwriting, punctuation, etc. I like the writing/drawing books because it allows them to draw pictures to go along with their stories. I have included a couple of pictures from my kids’ stories below so you can get an idea.
Be sure to pin this image to save this to use every year. The kids can use it several times because you never know what combination of numbers you will get.
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