Last month I outlined five ideas for using comics in your classroom. One of those ideas included having students tell stories from their lives outside of school. Continuing on that train of thought, Make Beliefs Comix has a new page of resources designed for families. The Make Beliefs Comix resources for families include creating a memory quilt and telling stories about family pets. The memory quilt activity asks parents and their children to fill in a memory square (templates available here) about things like “happiest day of my life,” “favorite family saying,” or “favorite achievement.” The completed squares are then combined to make a “quilt” of family stories. Pet Words is a selection of Make Beliefs Comix story starters all about family pets. Some of these story starters include turning your pet into a superhero, things that people confide in their pets, and things the pets think about when people leave for school or for work for the day. Take a look at all of the resources for families on Make Beliefs Comix to find more activities and story starters for parents and their children to do together.
By Richard Byrne