Looking for a fun activity for your kids to do while they are waiting for Thanksgiving dinner to be ready? This Thanksgiving Roll-A-Story is perfect. You can help younger kids roll the die and then they can draw pictures and make a story that way. This is a great way to get your kids excited about creative writing is roll-a-stories. We have already shared some great ones like Marvel Roll-A-Story, St. Patrick’s Roll-A-Story, and the Valentine’s Roll-A-Story. I know that my kids have all had a great time using these over and over again to write fun different stories for each one.
I am excited to share this Thanksgiving Roll-A-Story printable today! Click here to see all of our homeschooling resources. If you want to have a book for your kids to create stories, we really love the writing and drawing combo notebooks from Walmart, but you can get them on Amazon and most other stores.
These roll-a-story prompts are great because it really gets their imaginations working and will help them create fun short stories. Integrating different characters, settings, and problems encourages them to think ahead as well.
How a roll-a-story works
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 they will roll it to choose the 1st character. For example, if they get a five, their 1st character will be a Pilgrim girl.
Then they roll again, and the next number they get determines their second character. The third roll will determine the setting and the fourth roll determines the problem.
Once they have figured out all the elements, then they will create a short story using them. So if they got Pilgrim girl, Native American girl, Mayflower, and someone gets lost, 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 writing/drawing books because it allows them to draw pictures to go along with their stories.
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