What Are Story Extension Activities?

Story Extension Activities

Story extension activities are designed to extend children's learning based on the stories.

The activities vary, often including a variety of ideas such as games, experiences or puzzles.

Examples of Story Extension Activities

Example 1:
A Hog and Frog Extension Activity based on the story "Hog and Frog"

Hog and Frog Difference

Example 2:

This extension activity involves both art and writing.

Change the Story

Example 3:

This extension activity focuses on extending listening skills as well as fine motor skills involved in drawing.

Draw What You Hear

For more extension activities, please look under "Activities 4 Kids", found on the menu bar at the top of this page.

Why Use Story Extension Activities?

The aim of story extension activities is to promote knowledge, understanding and skills within children.

The activities focus on different key elements. For example, you'll find some activities focus strongly on maths while others centre on art. Some activities combine different aspects such as science and technology together. The activities may include:

  • Art
  • Cooking
  • Language
  • Maths
  • Messy Play or Sensory Play
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Movement.

When to Use Story Extension Activities

In order to ensure your child has fun participating in these activities, choose a time to do the activities when your child is:

  • refreshed and well-rested. Hungry and tired children will struggle to learn and participate in anything and will certainly not enjoy the experience.
  • Free of distractions or not engaged in something they love to do. For example, if your child is watching his/her favourite TV programme, that's probably not the time to introduce one of these activities.

We hope that these free printables will enhance your story extension activities so that you'll enjoy these learning activities together. Have fun!