Today on A Mom with a Lesson Plan I read about basic story telling with toddlers. She described how she invented and told a story as her little toddler played around. She made the main character her toddler and developed the story around what her toddler was doing. Slowly her toddler realized that the story was about her.
I decided to give it a shot and see if Virginia would enjoy this. Virginia loved this game and kept asking me over and over to tell her a story. I decided to take it a step further and write a story, but have Virginia fill in the blanks. She had a blast and I had fun seeing what Virginia came up with. The bold words below are the answers that Virginia gave me. I believe this is going to be a new favorite activity for Virginia.
Land of Scissors
by Virginia and Mom
Once Upon a Time in a far away land there was a girl named Virginia. She was a happy kid. She loved to play on her moms computer. Her dog Cookie was her partner in crime.
Today they were going to Mrs. Hilderbrand's house. To see if they could find a pair of new scissors. But to their surprise they found two pairs of scissors. One was purple and one was red. Virginia decided to cut some purple paper.
But then out of the corner of her eye she saw her mommy. Her mommy was playing with her computer and eating lunch. Virginia hid behind the recliner. Where she found a secret door in the wall.
Virginia opened the door to her surprise she saw the land of scissors. Scissors of all shapes and sizes. The scissors were running down the hill to a field of popsicles. Virginia couldn't believe her eyes.
Virginia ran down the hill towards the popsicles. She saw blue, white, and red striped popsicles, She nibbled on popsicles all day long. Her tongue turned purple, pink, yellow, and red. She sat down on a couch in the field. She quickly fall asleep. When she woke up she was back at Mrs, Hilderbrand's house.
She had dreamed the whole story.