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Do you want to tell your own stories but sometimes find it a bit difficult to get going? Here are some ideas to get you started - available in 6 SA languages. 

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Animal rescue

Posted on April 12th, 2016
Early one rainy morning, David woke up to the sound of “miaow, miaow, miaow” outside his bedroom window. He ran and woke up his dad and together they went outside to look. They saw a tiny, thin, black kitten hiding up a tree. “She looks very scared and weak,” said David. The...

The giant cabbage

Posted on April 12th, 2016
One day Zinthle’s granny sat and watched Zinthle picking tomatoes in their garden. ‘Here, Granny, taste this,’ said Zinthle handing her grandmother a round, red tomato. “I grew it myself!” ‘Thank you, Zinthle, you really have green fingers,’ said Granny. Zinthle laughed. ‘I don’t think so, Granny. I just use Uncle Lazola’s growing...

The Dirt Monster

Posted on April 12th, 2016
Every morning, Siraaj’s father drives a truck. It is not an ordinary truck because it squirts water and has big, round brushes at the bottom near the wheels. Siraaj’s father says it is a big dirt monster that eats up the rubbish people leave behind in the streets and washes...

A silly thing to do

Posted on March 29th, 2016
One rainy break time, all the children had to stay inside the classroom. After they had finished eating, some of the children decided to make up a new hip hop dance together. It was fun until Tara said, “Hey, I know, let’s dance on the desks!” She jumped onto a desk and…...

Cat Catty

Posted on March 29th, 2016
| Carole Bloch
Here’s a silly little story to read and act out like a play, with 3 or more parts. The ending is left open for you to finish yourselves.   One day a mouse went to visit a cat and can you guess what the cat was doing? She was sitting and sewing…   The mouse...