Storytelling Resources

Storytelling Resources

A range of multimedia storytelling resources created by the Discover team.

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Make Your Own Wishing Jar

Join Story Builder Marian for a lively retelling of the traditional folk tale The Old Lady Who Lived in a Vinegar Bottle. Then, have a go at making a wishing jar to store your own wishes…

Watch The Old Lady Who Lived in a Vinegar Bottle storytelling | Download worksheet

Make Your Own Story Explorer Binoculars

Join Story Builder Rachel for an online storytelling of The Best Place in the World – with thanks to Walker Books. Then, pack your bag and get ready for your next adventure. You’ll almost certainly need to pack a good pair of binoculars t0 explore all the best places. Luckily, you can make your own in three simple steps.

Watch The Best Place in the World storytelling | Download worksheet

Make Your Own Paper Sausage Dog

Storytelling and activity for children aged 3-7. Join Discover Story Builder Paula as she shares her original story Mx Sausage Brown, all about a very clever sausage dog who loves wearing waistcoats and solving mysteries. Then, have a go at making your own paper sausage dog and sing-along to Mx Sausage Brown’s morning call.

Watch Mx Sausage Brown storytelling | Download worksheet | Morning call sing-along

Make Your Own Gingerbread People

Storytelling and activity for younger children and children with SEN. Watch Story Builder Diana use Makaton to tell the tale of The Gingerbread Men. Then make your own gingerbread people with help from a grown-up.

Watch The Gingerbread Man storytelling | Download recipe and colouring worksheet

Practise Your Storytelling Skills

Storytelling with activity for children aged 5-8. Build your own story and bring it to life with household items.

Watch Nimesh the Adventurer storytelling | Download worksheet

World Book Day

Get ideas from Discover’s Story Builders for which character you could dress up as on World Book Day. Watch here.

World Book Day character worksheet. Download here.

Online event with author Joseph Coelho and illustrator Fiona Lumbers. Premiering on Thursday 4 March at 11am – or catch up at any time in the following weeks.

Join the Drag Pirate Crew

Storytelling with activity for children aged 5-8. Find your pirate name and design your own pirate outfit.

Watch Drag Pirates: The Adventure of the Lost Ship storytelling | Download activity worksheet

Make Your Own Flip Book Animation

Anansi the Farmer storytelling with activity for children aged 5-8. Bring your own story to life in a flip book animation – with bonus drawing and creative writing prompts to help flesh out your ideas.

Watch Anansi and the Farmer storytelling | Download activity worksheet

Make Your Own Patchwork Elephant

Elmer storytelling with activity for children aged 3-7. Make your own patchwork elephant and find the words to describe its unique colours and patterns.

Watch Elmer storytelling | Download activity worksheet

With thanks to Andersen Press.

There’s a Beanstalk in Your House

An interactive storytelling of Jack and the Beanstalk for children aged 5-11.

Watch activity video | Watch storytelling video | Download worksheet

Build Your Own Story

A three-part storybuilding workshop for children aged 5-11.

Part 1: Find Your Character

Watch video | Download worksheet

Part 2: Find Your Setting

Watch video | Download worksheet

Part 3: Build Your Story

Watch video | Watch bonus videoDownload worksheet

Share your story

Share your stories and drawings with Hootah and all the characters at Discover to help wake up their imagination – email them to education@discover.org.uk.