Friday, June 12, 2009

Storytelling Games and Activities

There are a number of games to get your children or anyone else for that matter interested in storytelling. Try these activities with your family. Storytelling binds families together and provides entertainment while teaching your children family history,folktales or classic stories.Collecting Family Stories
Have students collect true tales about the "old days" by interviewing older relatives. Have students find out about the history of their families as far back as anyone can tell them.

Family stories are tales about people, places, and events related to families or their ancestors. Family stories casually talked about at the dinner table,or retold at family gatherings remind us of great epics or notable short stories. The memorable stories of our lives and of others in our family take on special importance because they are true, even if every persons perspectives of the these stories are different. These tales are family heirlooms held in the heart not the hand. They are a gift to each generation that preserves them by remembering them and passing them on. Go and start stories with your family today!!

Keep the Faith,

Friday, June 5, 2009

Great Storytelling Resources.

Here are some great storytelling sites with some awesome resources you may want to check out. Don't forget to go to and sign up for all the give aways.

Aesops Fables online at

Legends of America at ( this is a great site if you love history)

Paul Bunyan:American Folklore at

Stories for the Seasons at (seasonal stories)

Education at ( lesson plans on 10 characters from American Folklore--Pecos Bill,Daniel Boone,John Henry and more)

"To do with out tales and stories and books is to lose humanity's past,is to have no star map for our future."

-Jane Yolen

Keep the Faith,