Tiny Story

People have always told stories.


In Egypt paper has been made from papyrus for over 4,000 years. 

The paper was made into scrolls.
Can you make a scroll like this?
Copyright British Museum, London
This Egyptian illustration is 3,000 years old.
Stories can be told through words.
Stories can be told in pictures.
Copyright unknown author
Stories are often told in books.
For 800 years scholars in Timbuktu in Mali have been writing books.
This ancient book from Timbuktu is about maths and the stars. 

Books come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.

Let us make a very tiny story book

You will need:
1. An empty match box
2. Paper
3. Pencil
4. Scissors

Can you tell a story about:

How a small child got so BIG.
How a stick in the ground fed six hungry children.
What colour of cassava is the yummiest.