Mousekin's Lost Woodland
The Environment Game
Follow these directions to make a storytelling game.
Then play it with several friends.
- You will need 12 index cards and crayons or markers.
- On four cards,
draw and label four different animals. Make one of the animals a mouse like
- On four more cards, draw and label four different environments.
Make one of these a woodland.
- On the rest of the cards, draw and label
four different things that can change an environment. One of these should be a
chain saw or a bulldozer.
- To play the game, sort the cards into three
piles Animal, Environment, and Change. Then pick a card from each pile.
Look at the three cards you chose. Write a story to show what happened to the
animal and the environment when they were changed.
- Share your story by
telling it. Make a book in which you write and illustrate your story. You can
also write a play or a puppet show. Act out your story.
Take family members on a Discovery Walk in your own neighborhood. Look for
evidence of changes made by nature, and by people. You can also look through
newspapers together. Search for articles that describe changes in the
environment. Perhaps your family will want to have a local clean-up campaign.
Remember, you can help other living things!