Sensory Observation and Recall

Sensory Observation and Recall activity  This activity is designed to encourage observation and communication.  It requires participants or instructor to bring in objects that can fit in a box.

Pass The Story

​Pass The Story activity This activity has participants working as a group and requires various stories, poetry or text.  Example stories are provided, but feel free to adapt your own.

Character Interviews

​Character Interviews activity This activity has participants working in pairs or groups and requires a set of Stories, Poetry, or Nonfiction Text to hand out to each group.

Bag of Smells

​Bag of Smells (PDF)  Participants work alone or in groups using their sense of smell.  They will expand on the emotions or feelings the smells evoke to create a story.  The activity requires a bag filled with aromatic items (examples suggested in document).

Abstract Story Shape

​Abstract Story Shape activity  This activity involves abstract shapes for participants to create a story and requires no other materials.  Abstract shapes are provided as a guide to the types of design–feel free to use them or create your own.