The art of oral story telling seems to be lost these days. I have fond, warm memories of story telling with my grandparents. My grandparents didn’t necessarily make up 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
Here are a few ways to integrate story telling into your outdoor time:
- Pick a tree and tell it’s 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 wild life 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 story telling.
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