Monday, March 8, 2010

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We found a new thing to do while driving somewhere together. We make up stories by building on what one of us has said. Here is an example of the one that we made up on the way to IKEA (our house could easily be in IKEA catalog as just about everything came from IKEA).

Me: Once upon a time…

Anna: There was a frog. It was green and small, loved water and grew from a tadpole.

Me (hopefully): It was a magical frog!

Anna: It turned into a bat and flew in the middle of the night over the water.

Me: And on its way it met a beautiful princess.

Anna: And he bit her hair and scratched her face, and the princess ran away crying.

Me: The bat sat down on the ground, turned back into a frog and said, “I am so sorry!”

Anna: But it was too late! The princess was already too far away. But a beautiful prince came on his horse. The frog turned into a beautiful girl, and they kissed and got married and lived happily ever after. The end.

9 comments:

MaryAnne said...

That's quite an original story Anna came up with!

Our house could come from IKEA also. And Emma LOVES Smaland, so we would go there all the time if it weren't 50 miles away.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I used to play pass the story with the older children, where they each added written sentences to my story starter, around and around, but I never thought about doing it out loud, so the younger ones could really join in. Hmmm...if it rains today, maybe we'll try that.

Ticia said...

And he scratched her face and she ran away......
It's like stories my kids tell. Nice.
And our house too is slowly transforming into an IKEA catalog. Princess just got her much coveted flower lamp.

Christy said...

Fun! I used to teach Language Arts and I would give a piece of paper with one sentence written by me to one of the students and it would go around the whole class until we had a story. Then I would photocopy it and we would all edit it. They LOVED it - this was 8th grade. Anyway,your post reminded me of that and how much fun it is to work together to create a story. We'll have to do this in the car too!

Debbie said...

What a cute story she came up with. I loved the way she turne it around at the end there!

Joyful Learner said...

Fun story! We may do a little storytelling today too! Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth said...

Cute and fun story - we like to do that too. Oh, and we love IKEA too!

April said...

Very funny story, it definitely had me guessing with all of those surprise twists!

Pathfinder Mom said...

I love it - what a great idea for a creative activity on the go.