Storytelling & Bookmaking Field Trips
Available to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade classes across the Twin Cities, our Storytelling & Bookmaking Field Trips strive to embolden our next generation of writers to explore and value their own voice. During a field trip, students will learn about the elements of a story while collaborating in small and large groups. At the end of the field trip, students are invited to finish the story individually, which the group has left at a cliffhanger ending. The field trip teaches students about collaboration, self-editing, the bookmaking process, and elements of successful storytelling. Volunteers—including an illustrator—work with student authors to complete and publish a book within two hours.
"The field trip provided my students with a great opportunity...to be both creative and productive—the fact that they get to take home their own book is fun and exciting for them." –Melanie Traxler, 2nd grade teacher, Horace Mann Elementary
Are you a teacher? All of our field trips are free. We target schools where 50% or more of the student population receives free or reduced-price lunch, but would love to have any class visit us. All field trips occur on Wednesdays and Fridays between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Field trips last for two hours and can start at a time that works for your classroom. Our maximum capacity is 30 students. We do not provide transportation.