Stories From Experience

Stories From Experience lesson plan

  • 1.

    Nearly every day, something eventful happens in children's lives. Capture those moments with Stories From Experience.

  • 2.

    Keep an easel with lined chart paper handy. Ask an open-ended question, such as ;Who heard something at the pond today? Let's write a story about those sounds. Write each child's words, and who said them: ;I heard the frog croak,; said Juanna. As you writ

  • 3.

    For very young children, do stories in small groups or individually. Write their stories on the paper for them to illustrate.

  • 4.

    Think about what you and your friends saw or did today. An adult writes your story on easel paper with a Crayola® Washable Marker.

  • 5.

    On lined story paper, use Crayola® Colored Pencils to copy your experience story. (To make story paper, draw lines on the bottom third of large sheets of paper.)

  • 6.

    With Crayola® Crayons, markers, and/or colored pencils, draw your impressions of your experience. Be creative and colorful.


  • Asking Questions
  • Letters, Numbers & Words
  • Listening
  • Reading Pictures
  • Stories
  • Talking
  • Vocabulary
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
  • Physical: Senses
  • Physical: Small Muscles
  • Social & Emotional: Flexibility
  • Social & Emotional: Understanding Feelings