What does Story Mapping Outside look like?

The Basic Idea

Use the talk for writing story map approach outside! Children can draw or create with found objects a large version of their story map and walk through their story map as they retell the story.

This can be quickly done with chalk on a playground or you can spend longer finding sticks and other natural found objects on the ground that are not growing to create pictures to map out a story. This can be done really well in small groups. After 10 minutes get each group to visit each other’s story maps and if time retell the story in full.