What is Creative Storytelling?

Creative storytelling uses creative group activities to bring stories alive. After a traditional storytelling session we then run a group craft activity. By using creative activities to explore a story children become engaged with the story and its message. Creative storytelling encourages reading and self expression.

Creative storytelling promotes literacy and creativity it can also be used to teach other areas of the curriculum such as geography, history and PSHE.

The activities range from puppet making with the kids then performing the story developing their speaking, drama and presentation skills to map making using their geographic knowledge and problem solving skills working in a team.

We work with children aged 3-11 years in groups of 5-10 children at a time. For bigger groups we can run more than one session in a day.

creative storytelling 

"The best bit was 

telling the story

with our puppets"

Child from Avenue

Day Nursery

Themes

We can work with you to cover specific themes you wish to cover by choosing either from our own range of story craft kits or we can develop new activities. If you are a charity we can work with you to develop stories which tell the story of your charity.

Who

Creative Storytelling sessions are run by Natasha Dennis who has been CRB checked. 

Where

We work with primary schools, nurseries, pre-schools, after school clubs, childminders, libraries and charity fun days in Wiltshire, Berkshire, Hampshire and Gloucestershire.

When

We provide one-off or regular sessions, see our craft diary as an example of a regular session we run with a reception year class.

creative storytelling 2

"All the activities have been fun to do for both adults and children. Lovely to have everything you need for a completed project."

Jo Polliet, Shalbourne Primary School 

How much

We charge £50 per hour. Sessions for under 6 years tend to last 1.5 hour. Sessions for those 7 years plus tend to be 5-6 hours. Session lengths can be discussed

To book

Please call 01488 468901 or complete the 'Contact us' form and we will contact you. 

 

"The children really enjoyed the story which was read to them. They all listened attentively and answered

all the questions put to them.

The story was age appropriate and captured the children's imagination. The storyteller

was very calm with the children and made sure every child had a

turn in the discussion.

The children also enjoyed making puppets, with the storyteller re-capping the story as the

children made the puppets. Everything was well organised."

Senior Nursery Leader, Avenue Day Nursery.