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My favourite story

Everyone loves different types of stories. It’s time to share your favourite story with your friends.

You will need

  • Storybooks
  • Clothing and props (optional)

Before you begin

  • Ask everyone to bring their favourite storybook to the meeting. If they want to, they could also bring items from the story or dress like a character.
  • Take some spare books to the session in case anyone doesn’t bring their own book.
  • You could split this activity across several meetings if there are lots of people in your group.

Story time

  1. Everyone should sit in a circle.
  2. Someone should read What Makes an Amazing Story by Jess Connett. Make sure to save a copy of this story before the session.
  3. After reading the story, everyone should take some time to reflect on it as a group. We’ve included some questions to help you reflect in the pink box below.


My favourite story

  1. Everyone should grab their stories (and any items or costumes they brought with them) and sit in a circle.
  2. The first person should share their story with the rest of the group.
  1. After the person has finished sharing their story, everyone else should give them a round of applause, thank them for sharing, and ask any questions they have.
  1. Everyone should continue repeating steps two and three until everyone’s shared their stories with the group.

Reflection

This activity encouraged everyone to make a decision for themselves and be courageous. During the activity everyone had the opportunity to talk about a story which is special to them to the group or an adult.

What Makes an Amazing Story

  • What makes the story you chose amazing for you?
  • Are there any other stories you like that you didn't bring with you today?

My favourite story

  • How did people feel when they were explaining their story to the rest of the group? Was it easy or hard?
  • What did everyone like about other people’s stories?
  • Was anyone nervous? Did anyone help their friends to be brave and share something about their story? How did it feel to help?

Safety

All activities must be safely managed. Use the safety checklist to help you plan and risk assess your activity. Do a risk assessment and take appropriate steps to reduce risk. Always get approval for the activity and have suitable supervision and an InTouch process.

Active games

The game area should be free of hazards. Explain the rules of the game clearly and have a clear way to communicate that the game must stop when needed.