On Thursday 6th November Fiona Collins and I gave a storytelling workshop to the Stafford and District Early Years Forum
This session was an exciting opportunity to play and have fun! We have been experimenting with new ideas in the way we approach storytelling to under fives and our biggest discovery has been the use of fruit and vegetables. With the state of the nation’s health and the English aversion to healthy eating constantly in the news we have been aiming to promote fruit and vegetables and how much fun they can be.
We have been positively encouraging children to play with their food and using edible puppets as the focus for stories and now it was turn of the adults.
23 early years practitioners fell upon a rather large fruit bowl and set to work to create an amazing display of characters including a pumpkin cat with pomegranate ears, Surfing Spud, Lucy Leek the scary fairy, a courgette crocodile and a very cool Caribbean coconut.