I love taking anecdotes for my student's drawings but many times it's like pulling teeth in my encouragement for elaboration. I tried to find ideas online but found nothing I could really implement in such a way that would be fun for the students. So I created this game.
This storytelling prompt game is to extend storytelling with visuals to enhance a child's thought process and verbal skills. The game involves 3 sets of 24 cards in sections of Who, What, and Where. To play, have the student/your child pull a card from each pile and allow them to construct a story using the cards as prompts.
There begins the foundation for your child's story. There is a (tall/short/big/little) boy (eating/carrying/throwing/growing) a watermelon at the playground.
You can extend by asking when (daytime/nighttime/at 3 o'clock) and why (because...) Encourage the use of spatial awareness terms such as in/under/next to/on top, etc. You can also pick out extra cards to add to the story.