Author: Phyllis_Franklin, Contributing Editor
|When my son was a little boy, we played a game that I made up. It was called scribble story.
At the time, I thought it was just a good way to spend some time with my precious little
fellow, but over the years of playing with other small children, I have learned that
"Scribble Story" is much more than just a game. Let me tell you how you
can use this game to bring out the imagination in your special little one and at the same
time help spur that creative spirit within yourself as well. |
Let me introduce you to my friends in the picture to the right, Bea Dallas, and her grand daughter, Anne Dallas Bentley. They have assisted me with this article. Bea Dallas is an accomplished watercolorist and Anne Dallas has the desire that will help her let her creative spirit soar.
Scribble Story Material List
Gather your materials. All you really need is a few color crayons, a pencil or marker, and paper. Oh...and of course, one small child or group of children.
stares at the paper and wonders how to begin. This game really is good for artist
All of us have experienced this at one time or another. And, we will experience it again, so it is good to find ways to unlock those creative dry periods.
|Now the creative spirt can soar. Start by asking your budding artist to draw you a scribble. |
You might have to show them how to draw one just to make them feel at ease.
The scribble does not have to look like anything. As a matter of fact, it shouldn't. Take a look at what has been drawn. Turn the page around and around looking for clues to what your scribble story might be about. Begin your story. Once upon a time........
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