The aim of this session is to inspire and motivate creative thinking, literacy, poetry and storytelling.
For this activity take a close look at the image below. Can you see the head of the Giant Stone Lion of Wales? Before you saw this picture did you even know about the Giant Lion of Wales?
Many many years ago he was turned to stone by a young wizard! He still sits looking out from this spot, now with a huge forest growing out of his back. But, how did he come to be in Wales and why was he turned to stone?
Write or share using audio your very own short story or poem about the lion and post it here in this thread! We'll be excitedly reading them as they come in, our favourite will be turned into a special yoga session!
By using this resource you are improving your family wellbeing by:
1) Get Active - why not go for a walk and see what mirages you can discover in the distance, be they in the trees, the woods, stone arrangements, dunes, an arrangement of fence and tree that look like a person at dusk...these images that aren't quite real can inspire imagination. They can be brought about by certain positioning, lighting and the arrangement of forms in nature.
2) Keep Learning - Writing or performing your own stories or poems can be an insight into what inspires and motivates your family. It can be an opportunity to step away from the pressures of spelling and grammar and just create being as fantastical as they want, they may even want to learn how to spell certain words that may never seem to come up on their spelling lists.
3) Be Mindful - Not all family members may be comfortable performing or speaking through their works. Let them know that that is ok, enquire gently as to why that may be if appropriate. Equally others may prefer to perform and not write. Ask yourself what your preference is for you, know that that is ok and then in the same stroke accept that your family members may differ in their references and that that is ok too.
4) Practice Kindness - However they choose to share their creativity (performance, scroll, poem, story, book, storyboard, cartoon etc) respond with kindness. Creativity can bloom and blossom when received kindly. Perhaps give family time once a month to shows, performances or reading each others creations.
5) Think Community - Share outcomes in the comments or consider posting them to friends, wider family or neighbours - you may find them in the hands of another author. Share and encourage future writers and creatives so that they have the self belief to excel.