Props For Telling Stories

It's All About The Materials You Use

Storytelling is not just about telling a story but also how one presents the story. There are many ways to help entertain an audience when performing.



Puppets are a great way to interact with the audience. An example of storytelling puppets are the Muppets. You can even make your own puppets to look like the Muppets!
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Costumes help the audience to visualize the story. Even a simple costume, like just putting on a cape, can assist a child to image the world in which you are creating with the story. 

Music sets the tone for the book. By using music, the storyteller creates the mood for the whole book and allows the audience to hear how a story night play out without giving anything away. 

Props create the setting of the book to help the audience be transported into the story rather than just hearing and picturing the story in their heads. Props can include thrones, canes, baskets, flowers, etc. 

Activities To Do With Kids

story telling with family photographs

story stones storytelling ideas Mommy Labs

Fairy tale story prop basket

Interactive Tools

StoryJumper allows the user to create their own story, a book, using animations and cartoon pictures. This interactive tool also allows for the user to publish his or her book that he or she created. 


Click on the image above to play with the interactive tool.


Rory's Story Cubes 
cubes, 54 images, over 10 million combinations and infinite stories. Shake to roll the cubes. Create a story using all 9 face-up images.

• Realistic physics - shake to roll the cubes. Move and rotate them as you tell your story. Improved user experience is achieved.
• Your cubes - add to your Rory’s Story Cubes collection. The app now comes with both the Original and Rory Story Cubes® Mix: Clues sets. Other sets available as in-app purchases
• New combinations - generate a random combination of 9 cubes from selected sets.

Sock Puppets

DescriptionSock Puppets lets you create your own lip-synched videos and share them on Facebook and YouTube. Add Puppets, props, scenery, and backgrounds and start creating. Hit the record button and the puppets automatically lip-synch to your voice.

Friends can work together with multiple puppets and create hilarious conversations. While recording, simply tap a puppet and that puppet will lip-synch, tap a different puppet and switch auto lip-synching to it. Switch backgrounds to take your puppets to different places, move the puppets, props and scenery to animate them while recording. Cartoon and photo realistic puppets are included.

Book Creator for iPad - create and publish ebooks, pdfs and comics

Book Creator is the simple way to make your own beautiful ebooks, right on your iPad. 
With over 15 million ebooks 
created so far, Book Creator is ideal for making all kinds of books, including children's picture books, comic books, photo books, journals, textbooks and more.Features
* Add text, choosing from over 50 fonts
* Add photos and images from your iPad's photo library, from the web, or use the iPad's Camera
* Resize, rotate and position content as you like with guidelines and snap positioning
* Add video and music, and even record your voice
* Use the pen tool to draw and annotate your book
* Choose from portrait, landscape or square book sizes
* Add super powers to your books with comic templates, stickers and styles
* A quick tap and you're reading your book in iBooks!