That’s My Story Giveaway

I was so excited to receive a tin of these sweet story cards in the mail. If you haven’t come across them yet, let me introduce you to That’s My Story cards.

thats my story set

The tin is about the size of your phone and contains a set of glossy story telling cards. Each card has a simple isolated image on a white background.

  • Red cards = character or object
  • Green cards = setting
  • Yellow cards = complication
  • Blue card = conclusion

Every good story contains these elements, from picture books through to novels. Kids who recognise the basic elements of a story and understand narrative structure usually do much better in formal literacy lessons once they start school.

You can check out the suggested game ideas on the website, but I would keep it simple. “Once upon a time there was a… (red card + green card). Suddenly… (yellow card). Oh no! But then…(happy ending).” 

I think these open ended cards will get a good workout in our family: in the car, at coffee shops, at bedtime. They are also available as foam stickers for bath time story telling! They retail for $16.95 and would make excellent stocking stuffers, or Christmas gifts for little friends.

Thanks to Melissa from That’s My Story I have one set of cards to give away. To enter simply leave a comment below. Oh, and it’d be great if you pop over and like their facebook page too. (Entry is open to Australian residents only. One entry per person. Winner drawn at random Friday 6/12/13 8pm NSW time.)

thats my story tin

*I received a complimentary set of That’s My Story cards but was not paid for this review. All opinions are my own. 

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This comp has now closed. Congratulations to the random winner, Lorraine.

Great news – because you loved That’s My Story cards, all SquiggleMum readers can have 20% off! To redeem your discount, just enter the code: twenty

thats my story winner

22 thoughts on “That’s My Story Giveaway

  1. What a great idea they look totally awesome…. Good idea for mealtime conversation rather than the tv! Totally a great idea as a stocking stuffer;-)

  2. Perfect purse size for those unexpected moments when kids need entertaining.
    I love that they encourage kids to launch into an imaginative world that they can direct.

  3. My daughter would love these! And so would I – would help for the “Once upon a time” I have to come up with at bedtime every night :)

  4. These look like they would be perfect for using with the children I work with, and to give their families ideas for talking with their children.

  5. They look fantastic. We have a beginner reader and he is just learning to do story retells. I’ve been explaining the components of a story to him.

    1. Thanks for the great tip! I’ve been wondering what to buy for my nieces and nephews for Christmas…this is perfect! I could use them with my classes in the library too!! :)

  6. What a great giveaway my kids would lov it !! Especially my daughter who is starting prep in jan and I guess my don who will be in grade two would also enjoy it and its a fun game for entertaining kids when travelling or for quiet time . I would love to win this giveaway !!!:)

  7. Anything that encourages children to expand their thinking and imagination is GOLD. Thanks SquiggleMum for sharing That’s MY story cards with us.

  8. Haven’t seen these before. They look great. Would be perfect to use at home, in the classroom or on long trips in the car.

  9. I have a son who aspires to be an author just like Andy Griffiths. I think we would have a lot of fun with cards like that.

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