DA#24 – In the Snow Covered Valley

Can the natural environment inspire the creation of digital stories and characters?

Nature is the protagonist and muse of collaborative digital storytelling. Children explore a natural environment  with the family and play at creating characters using the materials they find there. Starting from the created characters, the children at school collaborate on the conception of a story and animate the various parts using the stop motion technique. The children also act as the narrators in the story, using in some parts all the languages present in class or in the family.

An idea from

Giulia Benvenuto – Loredana di Rubbo – Vuerich Gigliola – Vidoni Michela – Monica Blasotti – Valentina Martina, ECEC educators at the Kindergartens “Costantino Cologna”, Tarvisio – “Gianni Rodari”, Tarvisio – “C.Collodi”, Ugovizza – “Scuola dell’Infanzia di Chiusaforte” – Italy.

In co-design with Zaffiria.


7 activities (20 to 50 min each)


5 years


  1. Exploring nature.
  2. Developing the ability to read images.
  3. Use vocabulary related to lived experiences.

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