Are We There Yet? Final Set of Stories
Here is the final set of stories from our Are We There Yet? Holiday Writing Workshop inspired Alison Lester illustrations. Congrats to all involved and keep writing!
In the holidays I went to Tomakin. Tomakin is near Batemans Bay on the South Coast of New South Wales. First we packed our bags, my football and swimmers. Then we had a long drive. I was always asking “are we there yet?” Then we finally got to Tomakin we unpacked quickly and went to the beach and had a swim. We drew our names in the sand then we went to our holiday home. I was really hungry. Mum had made spaghetti
bolognaise. We still had five days of holidays left to enjoy. By Noah
One day me and my two sisters went to Sydney Harbour and we
saw fireworks and they were colourful and loud. By Mitchell, 7
At the Haunted Motel
It was in the school holidays and me and my mum were going to a haunted motel in Lithgow, on the 21st of May for a present for Mother’s Day. “Today’s the day,” I
said. “Today we are going to the haunted motel1” and on the way we will go to the rainforest and we would take a tour of the rainforest, take pictures of all the beautiful flowers. My Mum made me eat my breakfast quickly. “Hurry up,” she said, “we have to go soon.”
I finished my breakfast then I quickly had my shower thengot dressed, did my hair and brushed my teeth and packed my things into a suitcase then I put them in the car, then we were off. Past the rushing cars, past the countryside, past the streams, over the bridge and then we were at the rainforest. We took lots of pictures and then I said, “Are we there Mum?” “Almost, we just have to cross this next bridge up ahead of us and then we will be there,” she said.
It was then, when we crossed the bridge, over we go up the bridge, up the road and when we get to the top of this hill and down it we will be there. We went up then down the hill then we were there. “Finally!” I said. By Ruby, 8
Are we there yet? More Holiday Stories
Here are some more stories from our holiday writing workshop inspired by the illustrations in Alison Lester’s book Are We There Yet?:
One Day I went to the beach with my Mum, Dad, sister and
brother. I saw a sea star on a rock. Rachael, 7
Dad woke me up early this morning, “come on,” he said. “We’re
going on a holiday”. “Where to?” I asked. “The Moon,” he replied “I’m sorry, “I said, “I thought you said the Moon.” “I did,” he said. “Yay” I exclaimed, “I’ve
always wanted to go to the Moon.”“Well start packing,” he said. And with that he ran out of the room to wake up the others. Max, 9
One day I would like to go to Sydney Harbour to see the fireworks. My family and I could have a picnic on the grass. We would have a BBQ. The fireworks would be beautiful, and then I would fall asleep. Abbey, 7
More stories coming soon………….
Are we there yet? Holiday story
Congrats to all the creative writers who came along to our holiday workshop inspired by Alison Lester’s book Are we there yet? Here’s the first story:
Mum was relaxing in the back of the car. She looked very
comfortable. It looked like she was reading an interesting book. I thought the book was fun and interesting. It was called “Travelling Around Australia”. Mum wants to go to Uluru. By Clare
Stay tuned for more……
Are We There Yet? School Holiday Activity
Looking for something to do during the school holidays?Join in a free, fun and creative
school holiday activity at Orange City Library on Wednesday 17th April from 10.30am to 11.30am. Discover the wonderful illustrations in the popular book Are we There Yet? By Alison Lester. Then using the illustrations as inspiration write a short story about a family holiday. The creative writing workshop is for children ages from 7 years and up. Please book your place by calling the Library on 6393 8132.
Free Show for Ages 5 - 12 See Andy Jones
Bestselling children’s entertainer and author Andy Jones presents an hilarious musical show about jokes and humour. Andy uses his guitar, drums and other props to help kids understand humour and why jokes are funny. Andy has written the Enormous Book of Hot Jokes, The Fartionary and the Ripper Razzle Dazzle Big Book of Fun. The performance is designed for Infants and Primary School age children 5 – 12.
Andy will be performing at Orange and Cowra:
Tuesday 8th January 11am
Orange City Library, Byng Street, Orange
Bookings 6393 8132
Wednesday 9th January 2.30pm
Darling Street, Cowra
Bookings 6340 2180