Hello and happy November!
In this story we are in a land of humans, gnomes and mice all preparing for the Lantern Walk!
You will find the starter Tale which you may choose to read once or each day that you are telling your Tales. You will also find 12 story-starter cards. Download and print them. I like to cut out the cards and put them in an envelope for the children to choose from. You will find a different little adventure to go on with each card.
Please start by printing out the starter tale and the two sheets of six story starter cards each. There is not a "right" way to use Twelve Little Tales so please jump right in and let the storytelling happen. The biggest obstacle is usually ourselves and our confidence ;) Our children love all the stories we tell them. Many homeschool families offer the story-starters to their bigger children for creative writing. It is so wonderful to see all of our imaginations at work!
You may end up picking each of the cards more than once allowing for different things to happen each time or to add on to what you've told before. The cards are not in any order.
One of the best things to do if you are just starting out on your journey as storyteller is to focus on details - details of the physical surroundings, such as, objects in your tale, smells in the air, temperature or sounds. And then go from there and enjoy yourself! The children will have many ideas that will surprise and delight you as well :)
As always, let me know if you have any thoughts or questions at all by contacting me here. Visit the BLOG to see more about storytelling with Twelve Little Tales
Thank you and Happy Storytelling!
There are many sites to visit to find out more about Lantern Walks and Martinmas as celebrated much of the time in Waldorf schools or schools inspired by Waldorf education around the world.