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Imagine Your Story: Stories & Activities for Kids


07/12/2020 | @Home Activities for Kids, Online Storytime

Imagine Your Story! Close your eyes and picture yourself crawling through caves, climbing ocean cliffs, making the game winning basket, winning a singing competition, or outsmarting a fire breathing dragon! Stories can take you places you have never been to do amazing things. Sometimes the places have never really existed, like Hogwarts, but that doesn't mean you can't have wonderful adventures there!


Listen to a Story

Dragons are a favorite character in many imaginary stories. They can be fierce, or funny, or loyal companions. Here are five favorite dragon stories you can read or listen to online as well as two more about magical, enchanting places and the adventures that happen there. Click on a book cover to read or listen to the story.

How to Train Your DragonThere Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a KnightWhen a Dragon Moves InThe Dragon MachineMy Father's DragonThe Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Listen to My Father's Dragon

My Father's Dragon is the story of a boy who runs away from home to rescue a baby dragon. He can talk to animals, he travels to an exotic island, he battles alligators, and he hopes to take home a baby dragon! You can read My Father's Dragon as an e-book or follow along below as it is read aloud.

Here are three more award winners about fantastical adventures in imaginary places. The Graveyard Book is about a boy raised in a graveyard by the ghosts who live there! Sylvester and the Magic Pebble is the story of a donkey who makes an unintentional wish, turning himself into a pebble. And Where the Wild Things Are is the story of a boy who takes a magical journey, all while stuck in his room after being sent there for being a wild thing! Click on a book cover to read or listen to the story.

The Graveyard BookSylvester and the Magic PebbleWhere the Wild Things Are

Try an @Home Activity

Try one of these online or printable activities at home to learn more about dragons. Imagine having a dragon for a friend. What kind of adventures would you have together? Imagine your own dragon story and then draw pictures to go with it!


Read More!

Ignite Your Imagination These are fun stories about using your imagination and creativity! IndyPL_NicoleN

The Wonder of Imagination Having an imagination is a wonderful trait. Children are great because they have not yet lost their sense of wonder. "The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." -Albert Einstein IndyPL_BambiP

Always be yourself. Unless you can be a dragon. Then always be a dragon. Dragons come in all shapes and sizes. Some are scary and messy, but others can be cute or don't mean to be frightening. Other dragons just want to eat tacos. Whatever the case may be, dragons are awesome creatures and can make story time a lot of fun! Enjoy some of my favorite dragon picture books! IndyPL_ShelbyP

Here There Be Dragons Picture books for little ones who are wild about dragons! IndyPL_BethP