The art of oral storytelling seems to be lost these days. I have fond, warm memories of storytelling with my grandparents. My grandparents didn’t necessarily makeup stories, but they would tell me about their childhood and all the many days before my time.
I was always fascinated by the tales. I long for the same stories for my sons to experience.
“The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.”
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings
Ways to Integrate Storytelling into Outdoor Time:
- Pick a tree and tell its story
- Pick three to five objects or sights you see along the path and bring them together in a story or poem
- Sing a song about the wildlife and plant life around you
- Personify wildlife around you. Choose a bird or a bug, give it a name, and tell its story
- Choose a plant and tell the story of how it grew from a seed
- Simply tell a story about anything you or your child so desires. Let your child lead the storytelling.
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