Kamishibai is a box containing picture-slides to accompany the telling of an oral story. It is a Japanese artform that literally means ‘paper drama’. It can be used by pupils in groups or individually to help them develop their vocabulary and their confidence. For younger children the teacher can manipulate the Kamishibai while the whole class tells the story together.

Below you can download everything you need to make and use a Kamishibai successfully.

Young storyteller, Shannon from the Away With Words storytelling club telling a story with kamishibai slides.

Making Storytelling Artefacts was created for the “Away With Words” project funded by

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