Your Challenge is to create your very own story tent. Tents are wonderful places to keep
us safe and dry when we go camping, but they are also amazing places to share stories in.
The first part of this challenge is to create your own indoor tent. You might be lucky enough
to already have a play tent, but if not they are many ways to create one at home! If you
can find a couple of chairs and a bed sheet you’re half way there. Why not raid the
Christmas box to find fairy lights to create a starry night sky or use pillows and cushions to
use as ice blocks as if you were making an igloo. All you really need to get started is a
sheet to blanket and something to drape it over, from there it’s up to you to decorate it how
you like.

The second part of the challenge is to invent your very own night time story. Imagine what
might happen in your story and who you’re telling it to. Maybe you’re going on a great
expedition and you’ve set your tent up for the night is a deep dark forest for maybe you’re
on your way to the north pole and you’ve had to make your tent in a snow blizzard.
If you can find some paper and pens you could try drawing a few pictures from your story
or if you don’t have those to hand then don’t worry some of the best stories aren’t even
written down.

Some of the greatest story tellers are the native Americans who pass on their stories
without ever writing them down. Native American oral storytelling traditions allowed tribes
to tell their mythological, spiritual and historical understandings of themselves and the
worlds they inhabited to their children and their children’s children.
When you have finished, ask your carer to take a picture of your tent and tell us your story,
and submit using the form below.

Submit your response

Ask an adult or carer to submit your response here. Pictures and videos must be of artwork and have no people in them.