Ten easy ideas to get you started
Using classic opening sentences like 'Once upon a time,' one member of the family starts telling a story and then each member of the family keeps it going. So many plot twists!
Do a DIY archaeological dig at your nearest park or beach and see what you can find in amongst the rubble of nature. You just never know what you'll find!
An interpretive dance, an impromptu speech, a funny play: kids love to perform, so take them to a location and get them to include it in the performance.
Is that an everyday park – or is it an enchanted forest filled with fairy houses? Is that a dinosaur footprint hiding under some leaves? Go looking for hidden worlds in nature.
Capture the great outdoors in one of the best ways possible: the whole family can sketch or paint one of most beautiful scenes, or their favourite detail, from the day's adventures.
Get your kids to write a short story, a poem or a comic about the park you've driven to – it can be fact or fiction, but it's a great way to get their creativity going.
Ask your kids for their favourite movie, and then ask them what they think the sequel should be. Is there a character they want to see more of? Ask them for scene or costume ideas.
Have an explore around and find items to turn into a puppet show. Feathers, branches, flowers – anything can become a character of its own.
A fun car trip is to get people to describe a movie story line without mentioning names or titles and see who can guess it first. E.g. A fish goes missing and his dad goes looking.
Find 10 items in the park and create a story that involves all of them. They can be any items – the main focus here is the imagination required to link them all!