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12. Storytelling

Today's topic is storytelling! Use the instructions of CodyRoby, the footprints of CodyFeet, or the colours of CodyColour, to guide the pawns around the board to tell a story. Scatter different parts of the story around the board.

Required material: chequered board with labels; 24 ‘Go Forward’ cards, 8 ‘Turn Left’ cards, and 8 ‘Turn Right’ direction cards; Larger cards are recommended for the floor version. 24 pieces of paper are also needed to be placed on the squares already visited. An addition could be small drawings to help tell the story. Those used in the video are here. For the rest we use the cards of CodyRoby, CodyFeet, or CodyColour.


Q1. Which tool is the most versatile for guiding Roby to tell a story?

Q2. Can you arrange the parts of the story that you want to tell on the board in positions that make it impossible to retrieve them all with CodyFeet?

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