by Melissa Jaramillo and Julie Snyder
The art of weaving a good story has been around for thousands of years. Stories have and are told to pass down history, to convey emotions or circumstances, and to ignite one's imagination -- sweeping to a place far, far, away!
Story telling is most often used as a form of entertainment -- and now is certainly no different! What child (of any age!) do you know that does not like having fun and sharing pure nonsense! (P.S. We won't tell that you are also going to be teaching your child some important language skills as you go along!) Have fun! The only danger you have will be side splitting laughter!
Here's how you prepare:
Here's how you play:
Here's a story by Resh* to help you get started.
Part 1: Write a story:
At one time there was a huge1 heap of wasps2. It was horrific3! These wasps4 were the curse of the kingdom, bringing fear and death5.
But in the kingdom, there was a brave6 knight7 sworn to protect it. He8 was valient9 and mighty. So He10 departed to destroy11 the giant heap of wasps12 and vanquish their evil from the fair13 kingdom.
So the mighty Eustice14 did depart to do battle against the heap. He slashed15 at the heap and cast his sword16 against the swarming17 contenders.
And the heap was decimated18 and the kingdom became a great19 and wise20 pillar in the world. The hero lived happily21 ever after, too.
*Daughter of Julie Snyder
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Part 4 -- replace the underlined words with those in list: