A photograph of some small models of houses on a shelf alongside old leather books. One house has windows that are lit from the inside. The photograph is low light.

About Our Home Story

Our Home Story is an interactive experience created for children and their parents or carers to enjoy at home together. It’s a chance to get creative and enjoy storytelling and story writing, suitable for children aged 5 – 11 years old.

It all began when one day we discovered a locked book. No one knew how it got there, or how to open it. We got in touch with an old friend from a library to see if they could help.

In return, we received a video from Avery, a library guardian-in-training. Apparently the door to one of the departments is locked shut and Avery needs your help to open it…

Get Started

This project includes two videos, a downloadable activity sheet and a special reward when you sign up to our mailing list.

Read the instructions in full before you start, including the tips on how to make the experience extra magical.

Follow these steps

1. Avery, the guardian-in-training at the library has sent us this video. Watch it together.

2. Click to download this activity sheet on your smartphone, tablet or computer. The activity sheet is full of suggested activities for you to lead at home with your child, you can adapt these activities or make up your own. Before you start writing together, watch the writing ritual video that Avery has shared to help you get creative.

3. Get writing! Share your work with us online using #OurHomeStory, read it aloud and put it under your pillow at night. Only by sharing it will your story reach Avery. 

4.  Once you have written and shared your story, click here to sign up to our mailing list to receive a special reward for your writing: a thank you message and an illustrated copy of the story to download. You’ll be added to our mailing list for future family experiences and productions. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Make it magic

Here are a few tips on making Our Home Story extra special:

  • Please don’t share this webpage with your child and don’t mention this is a Punchdrunk Enrichment project
  • Use the backstory above to introduce the story to your child
  • If you have access to a printer, you could print out the activity sheet and hide it in your child’s book for them to discover

If you have enjoyed Our Home Story take a look at The Wild Visitor in which you and your family can rediscover nature with the help of a special house guest.