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We’ve enjoyed lots of fun lately exploring different ways to make story prompts. This method combines neat mechanics (a spinning arrow!) with drawing and imagination.

First, trace a large circle onto foam board, using any big bowl or other circular object in your house.

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Divide into as many segments as you’d like story prompts. We only did 6, but you could easily divide your wheel into 8.

I also drew the outline of an arrow, free-form, to be the spinner.

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I urged Travis to think of different things we like to tell stories about. Some of them, he did a great job drawing by himself! Here is a fireman’s ladder and hoses.

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A few of them, mommy still had to draw, including bugs, outer space, and a birthday party.

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Once we had all our scenes drawn in, I cut both the circle and the arrow from the foam board with an x-acto knife – grown-ups only for this step!

To attach them together, cut a small x in the center of each piece, and insert a paper fastener. Fold back the ends to of the fastener to hold the arrow in place.

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A fantastic addition to our storytime fun!

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Travis now insists we do a spin of the wheel each night before bed. Sometimes we’ll just use one space, and sometimes spin the arrow multiple times over the course of a story.

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