This activity from Macmillan book titled +100 ideas for children is a good way to start writing stories with children from Primary.
We are going to work in cooperative groups of three using one set of cubes .Each child has to colour only one cube and to make it.Then each pupil has to throw the cube and the soup of tales will be ready!!
A cube with letter B-will be the beginning,the cube with M -will be the middle and the cube with E will be the ending.They have got in each cube six different pictures with classic tales(Cinderella,Goldilocks,Hansel and Gretel,The Ugly Duckling,Sleeping Beauty and Three Goats Gruff) .
Now,they will have to create the new original story.We need to provide them useful expressions like Once upon a time,Long time ago...or They lived happily ever after... Each group will write a new tale with the parts that they have in their dices and they will try to fit them .Their stories will be funny and original!!!
Have a look ...my pupils doing this activity!!
Set of cubes with tales
My pupils are writing their soup of tales...
Be patient in a few days you will be able to read their tales!!
Here they are...
ROLL & WRITE A STORY
With only a dice,a paper and a pen you are going to create stories.
Roll the dice three times ,the first one for the setting,the second one for the character and the third one for the plot...