When Pigs Fly
Sylvia is upset when Martin's friend Julian starts to tell an "Explorer Pig" story about Sylvia's favorite new piglet, Explorer Pig. She insists to Mrs. Brown that only she can tell those stories. Mrs. Brown, who writes poetry, lets her in on a secret: stories sometimes enjoy hearing how other people might tell them. This is difficult at first for Sylvia to accept, but soon she realizes what fun it can be to share a story.
Projects, Crafts, and Recipes for this Story
A Gift of Images
Stories are dreams. They are given in the waking state but they are basically the same thing. Children respond to them the same way too. Their eyes glaze over, their jaws slacken and they are transported. This is a gift. And they are grateful.
Sparkle Crafts: Felt Storytelling Board
Make a felt board to support kids' storytelling, giving them a chance to bring their stories to life. Inspired by the Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! story, “When Pigs Fly."
Martin & Sylvia's: Saturdays! Printable Project Page: Story Cards
Here is a game that embraces the freedom of storytelling. Use these cards to inspire a story that you and your friends can tell together!