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Picture This!

There are lots of ways to tell a story. Some stories don’t even have words! They might be told through music, dance, or just pictures.

For Grown-Ups

What you’ll need

Ask About Today

What are some ways you can tell a story without using words?


est. 20 min

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Hair Love

This short film tells a whole story with almost no words.

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Learn About Mimes

Mimes are performers who tell stories with only their faces, bodies, and emotions. Learn about mimes in this short video. Later, you’ll try it yourself!

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Meet a Mime

Join the HiHo Kids to meet Sarah, a real mime!


est. 30 min

Silent Storytelling

Tell a story like a mime—using just your face and body! Practice in the mirror, then show a grown-up or a friend. Do they know what your story is about? (Hint: Take an object from your story bag if you’re not sure where to start!)

Tabletop Drawing

Who says you can’t draw where you eat? It’s time to tell a story in pictures.

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Cover a table with paper and tape it around the edges (any table where your camper can sit will work). Then put out your camper’s figurines and art supplies. Ask them to draw a story starring their favorite animals.


Tell a story in pictures! Your favorite animals are the characters. Draw your story all over the table. (On the paper only, please!)


est. 5 min

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This book by Jez Alborough tells a whole story using only three words! What is the baby gorilla feeling in this story?


est. 30 min

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Frozen Ballet Class

Practice ballet positions and learn a short dance to your favorite song from the movie "Frozen." Try using your face and body to show how Elsa feels in this song.