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Ask your child to name main characters and encourage them to describe what they look like, what clothes they are wearing and where they are. You’ll be surprised how quickly they will come up with a story line from there. Encourage them along way.
If your child is old enough to write, have her write story herself as you go along creating it. Offer to take turns if she is still new at writing. Otherwise, write it down for her.
Have fun decorating or illustrating story.
Start your next creative writing afternoon by reading some of stories you have already created. Give your child option to either continue with same set of characters or to come up with some new ones. Before long you will have an entire book of stories that you will both treasure for a long time.
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