Do you have mini figurines laying around? If you do, you can use them to inspire ideas for writing. Over the years my son played with a variety of toys that came with figurines from various movies or themes. I have a LOT of them! I didn’t want to throw them out, so I started to use these mini characters in my writing center for something called small stories.
This post may contain affiliate links, which means if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps me to build my collection of books so I can share ideas with you. You will never infer a fee or charge for this.
Mini Character Small Stories
First, you will need to collect mini figurines. These could be from Legos™, movie characters, mini erasers, or whatever you can think of that your students might be able to use for a story.
I sent out a message to the parents in my class and my friends on social media. I was able to collect even more than I had at home from many of them.
Once you have figurines to work with, place a few in a container for your students to choose from. I set these up as a center so there are only a couple of students working with them at a time.
You will definitely want to model how to do this activity before you send them off. Once they start they will love this activity.
Have you used mini characters with writing in your classroom? If you think your students would enjoy this activity, download it below.