Story Starters: Imaginary Characters

Story Starters: Imaginary Characters

This Week’s Story Starters: Imaginary Characters

  • Who is your favorite superhero? What do you like about them?
  • What personality traits of your favorite superhero did you imitate as a child?
  • What comic book characters do you follow?
  • What cartoons did you watch growing up? Who was your favorite character?
  • What holiday character was your favorite? Why did you like that one the best?
  • At what age did you realize these characters were not real? How did you come to this realization?
  • Where did you play “cops & robbers”? Who were your playmates? Which role did you enjoy playing?
  • Where did you put on plays or puppet shows? Who was your audience? Where did the ideas or stories come from?
  • Who was your imaginary friend? What adventures did you have? How did your family react to their existence?
  • How did you include your love for characters in your life (i.e. wore t-shirts; posters on your wall; had to have the lunch box)?
  • What memories do you have of visiting Santa or the Easter Bunny?
  • Who encouraged or participated in your imaginative play and how did that encouragement make an impact on your life?
  • How did you dress up or take on the roles of your favorite characters?
  • What stories or songs did you learn about imaginary characters that you share with your children?
  • What traditions surrounding imaginary characters did your family have (i.e. leaving cookies out for Santa; putting out carrots for the reindeer; finding a glitter path left by the Tooth Fairy)?
  • What imaginary characters did you dream about being (i.e. Cinderella)?
  • What special events or travels have you taken to see a favorite character (i.e. going to Disney World)?
  • How do you explain about imaginary characters to your children?
  • How do you include your child’s fascination with a character into their life?
  • How many imaginary characters can you name?
  • What imaginary characters do you play as an adult (i.e. dress up for football games; assume an alternate persona for a video game; play Santa for children’s parties)?
  • What characteristics do you pick for your online avatars or Mii?
  • If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
  • Who reminds you the most of an imaginary character? Which character do they remind you of and why?
  • What imaginary characters have you dressed up for at Halloween or for parties?
  • In what ways do you play Fairy Godmother for someone in your life? How has that affected your life and theirs?
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