Bummed you can’t travel outside your house due COVID-19 restrictions? Take a trip with your imagination!
|Language Arts, Social Emotional||2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th||Create a story where you visit someplace outside of your house.|
|Activity Prep||Materials||GGC Heart Badges|
Writing utensil, Blank paper, Story Template worksheet, Coloring tools, Internet access
|Arts, Health, General|
- EXPLAIN: COVID-19 means that we cannot go out the way we were used to. Maybe your family had planned a trip for spring break that got cancelled. Or maybe you just miss going to different places in your neighborhood or your city.
- ASK: Are there some places that you miss visiting?
- EXPLAIN: It’s okay to feel frustrated or sad that you don’t get to go out. Today, we’re going to think about trips you can take without ever leaving your house.
- EXPLAIN: Your imagination is a wonderful way to travel without leaving the house. You can also read books that transport you to outer space, fairy realms, and olden times.
- WATCH OR READ: Where the Wild Things Are https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALmNPxNehYE
- Where did Max visit?
- Was the trip in his head or for real?
- EXPLAIN: Now you are going to get a chance to write a story where you visit a place from real life or your imagination.
- Use the planning template to plan your story.
- Write out your story.
- Create some pictures.
- (OPTIONAL) If you’re going to a real place, read up on it using guidebooks or the internet.
- Create a cover, title page, and back cover.
- Bind your story together using a stapler or hole punch and string.
- DISCUSS: In what ways – other than writing – can you use your imagination to travel when you can’t leave your house?