Leaving some words blank for the kids to fill in is more fun than making up the whole story yourself.
Last night’s story went like this:
Two (blank) lived on the moon. Their house was on the edge of a (blank). In their bedroom was an enormous (blank) made out of (blank). In their living room was an enormous (blank) made out of (blank).
The blanks filled in by Andrew and Anna were:
1 children, 2 crater, 3 blanket, 4 lettuce, 5 sofa, 6 cucumber.
The last delivery rocket to the moon had been filled half with lettuce and half with cucumber.
There was no cucumber left after making the sofa so the family have been eating lettuce salad for the past seven weeks .
They have all been tempted to pick at the sofa to get some cucumber to liven up the lettuce salad. But so far they have managed to restrain themselves.
They next delivery rocket is scheduled to reach the moon at bedtime tonight. It is going to bring them (blank) and (blank).