Summer Story S.P.L.A.S.H. Creativitiy Prompts

Week 1 – July 6th

Story Challenge: Fill in the Blank

This story challenge requires you to fill in the blank to tell the missing pieces of the story. First take time to write out your story. Then prepare to act it out. Use whatever you’d like to help tell your story.  Challenge yourself to tell another story using the same story starters. 


In an imaginary land, there once lived _____________________________________. 

They spent every day_________________________________________________.

All they really wanted ________________________________________________.

But there was a terrible problem_________________________________________.

They tried ________________________________________________________.

But that didn’t work _________________________________________________.

Then one day, this amazing thing happened_________________________________.

And ever since that day_______________________________________________.

Design Challenge: Making a Map

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Week 2 – July 13th

Story Challenge: Magical Object

This story challenge requires you to pick an object in your home. What magical quality could this object possess? How can you create a scene where the characters discover the object and it’s magical powers? What happens to the characters and the object? Remember that a good story and scene includes characters, conflict and a solution!

Here is an idea to get you going:
Lost in the woods, some kids find a talking snake that guides them to safety, or leads them into danger!

Share your stories throughout the week online with #WFTsplash, or email photos and videos to!

Design Challenge: Paper Towel Crafts

Snake Making!

Week Two: Design Challenge - Paper Towel Crafts - SNAKE

We apologize for the technical delay!Join Jamie in our final Paper Crafts Project of the day - Snake Making!Supplies in all videos are suggestions! Please feel free to use any items found in your home!When you're done, share your creations with us! Tag us and use hashtag #WFTSplash to be featured on our website here:

Posted by Wheelock Family Theatre on Thursday, July 16, 2020

Flower Making!

Week Two Design Challenge: Paper Towel Crafts - Flower Making!

Join Jamie as we explore paper towel crafts!Up next is Flower Making!

Posted by Wheelock Family Theatre on Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Bunny Making

Week Two: Design Challenge - Paper Towel Crafts!

Join Jamie as we create different objects out of paper towel and toilet paper rolls! 1:00 - Bunny Making1:30 - Flower Making2:00 - Snake MakingTag us in your finished pieces with hashtag #WFTsplash

Posted by Wheelock Family Theatre on Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Week 3 – July 20th

Story Challenge: Three Word Scene
Summer Story S.P.L.A.S.H. - Week Three!

Summer Story S.P.L.A.S.H. - Week Three!Join us at 1 pm as Jamie announces our next Story Challenge!

Posted by Wheelock Family Theatre on Monday, July 20, 2020

Use these three words in a scene (at least three times)!

Using these words logically, how can you use these words?

Three Words this Week: Dinosaur, Book, Elevator

Design Challenge: Dinosaur Mask Making

Dinosaur Cutout

dinosaur mask cutout

Advanced Tutorial

Week 4 – July 27th

Story Challenge: Use the Photo
Week 4 Story Challenge!

Stay tuned for our Week 4 Summer Story Challenge ANNOUNCEMENT! Join Audience Services Manager, Jamie Aznive as she shares our final July challenge!And don't forget - it's still not too late to send in or post your previous challenges with #WFTsplash!Learn more about our Summer Story S.P.L.A.S.H. here:

Posted by Wheelock Family Theatre on Monday, July 27, 2020
Design Challenge: Create the Attic and Trunk
Week Four: Design Challenge - Make the Attic!

It's time to #MAKEIT! Join us at 1:00 PM as Jeri leads us in our next Design Challenge - Make the Attic, inspired by Monday's "Use the Photo" Challenge!Remember to share your design with #WFTsplash!

Posted by Wheelock Family Theatre on Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Week 5 – August 3rd

Story Challenge: Fortunately/Unfortunately
Design Challenge: Create a Storybook
Design Challenge - Story Book!

Join us at 1 pm for this week's Design Challenge: Story Book making with Jamie!#WFTSPLASH

Posted by Wheelock Family Theatre on Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Week 6 – August 10th

Story Challenge: Extraordinary/Ordinary
Week 6 Summer Story Challenge

Join Artistic Director, Emily Ranii, at 1:00 PM to learn about our next Summer Story Challenge!

Posted by Wheelock Family Theatre on Monday, August 10, 2020
Design Challenge: Stop Motion

Apple in the Snow by Emily Ranii

Apple in the Snow Stop Motion by Emily!

Today at 1:00 PM learn how you can turn your Extraordinary/Ordinary story into a STOP MOTION! Artistic Director, Emily Ranii, will be leading us today - check out her stop motion below!#WFTSPLASH

Posted by Wheelock Family Theatre on Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Every Monday, tune into the Wheelock Family Theatre’s Facebook page to receive a weekly story challenge. Story Challenges vary from week to week, with different prompts to spark creativity, posted below!  Turn your story into a scene! Kids can create on their own or get their whole family in on the action. Challenge yourself to tell the whole story in a scene lasting 5 minutes or less.

Every Wedneday, we will continue the fun by sharing a hands-on prop/costume/scenery project to help bring the story to life. 

Get ready to Write it! Make it! Share it!

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