Storytelling is big at our house. Legos are big at our house. The two were destined to merge at some point. Well today is the day!
When I started this activity I had three intentions.
1 – Show Big M how to use MiniFigures within his building play (MiniFigs have gotten very little attention at our house).
2 – Get Little M building more (the pink Lego’s weren’t enough to draw her in… pretend play might be).
3 – Have some fun! We accomplished them all… and Daddy even joined in.
I dug through our massive Lego collection (as if it wasn’t big enough Grandma found a huge box at a garage sale… that was an exciting day) and pulled out all the MiniFigures I could find. Turns out we have quite a few.
We picked a few characters and props then let our story unfold. Little M got the story started, I picked up where she left off. Big M joined in when he felt inspired, listening the entire time. We went around like that until we reached The End. (I usually let Little M be in charge of the end, but once in a while I feel like the story could go on longer than I am willing to follow it.)
MiniFigure Storytelling Tips
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- While you are collecting your MiniFigures talk about the facial expressions on each one. “How do you think this guy feels?” “I wonder why she looks so worried.”
- Keep the pile of MiniFigs close by, we used a shoe box lid to hold ours, you never know when a new character might need to jump in.
- Change the MiniFigs heads to match the emotion they are feeling throughout the story.
- Build props as you go. Need a stair case or a chair? What about boat to ride away on? Our MiniFigs were actors, so we built a stage.
M, M and I are practiced storytellers and just like with anything else practice makes storytelling easier. Daddy felt more comfortable using Rory’s Story Cubes to guide his story. It ended up being a really fun variation. We all took a few turns with the Story Cubes. (This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for you support.)
More Storytelling with Props