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‘Craft’ Stories
‘Craft’ stories

This chapter explores a range of craft-based Ideas that can be used to stimulate children's story writing. The Ideas presented emphasise the value of Art and Design (NC) and Exploring and Using Media and Materials (EYFS equivalent) to enrich story writing provision in the classroom. This chapter positively embraces the cross-curricular application of knowledge and skills associated with artistic practices and applies them within a story writing context to engage young authors aged 3–11.

The first half of the chapter acknowledges resources which are common to artistic endeavours, considering how these stimulate story writing. Craft stories highlight a wealth of materials which can be used by children to record their stories on and items they can record their stories with. Water stories recognise ...

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