Thursday, March 24, 2011

Storytelling: "BINGO!" by Dr. Jean

I thought it would be fun to post storytelling ideas. For the inagural post, I am highly recommending Dr. Jean's story "Bingo" a tell and draw story.

The gist of the story is that Bingo has run away, but don't worry, (spoiler alert) he is found at the end. You start by drawing:





 and at the end you will have drawn:


I have told this story to preschool classes, my regular storytime group, and even a Cub Scout troop, and all have enjoyed it. "Bingo" would be great for a beginning librarian to learn the art of storytelling. It's easy to draw and memorize, making it a wonderful story to tell any audience.

When I tell this one at an outreach visit, I bring a portable white board (and a marker, obviously) with me. You could also bring a chalkboard and chalk, but that's a little messy for me. A big sheet of chart paper and a marker is a good substitute.

This story pairs perfectly with that old classic song about a dog named Bingo. Although you might not want to use what Wikipedia claims is an additional verse:

The farmer lov'd a cup of good ale,
He call'd it rare good stingo,
The farmer lov'd a cup of good ale,
He call'd it rare good stingo.
S—T with an I — I with an N,
N with a G — G with an O;
He call'd it rare good stingo:
S—T—I—N—G—O!
He call'd it rare good stingo

Other good storytime elements are Pete the Cat and "Soft Kitty" from the Big Bang Theory.

Detailed instructions are here.


4 comments:

Oh this is fantastic! I've never seen it before! Could you fax me the sheet? I was planning a doggie storytime next week and this would be perfect! I found you via Melissa Depper. :D

My library's fax number: 803-202-3588

I would also like to get a copy of the story! My fax number at work is 503-988-5479

Thank you so much!

Faxes have gone out! I hope you all enjoy this story. It's a fun one!

I learned this story (or one similar to it) when I was little. I LOVE draw and tells because they offer a spring board for so much stuff (linking words, tenses, vocab words, etc)

http://eslcarissa.blogspot.mx/2012/06/tell-and-draw-stories.html