A great way to keep kids occupied long after a craft is done is to use that craft for storytelling, says Emily Neuburger, author of "Show Me a Story: 40 Craft Projects and Activities to Spark Children’s Storytelling" and founder of Red Bird Crafts. For the activity “Story Stones,” gather up stones and make characters out of each one by painting or using decoupage with catalogue pictures. Once the characters are set, choose one of the characters to start the story. Have another child add the next character, and so on, as you build the story together. Check Emily out on Facebook here.
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