Storytime with Hama

Everyone loves a good story.

Some like picture stories, some like fantasy stories, some like interactive stories, some like making up stories, and some like to be told stories.

Whatever you like best, there is one thing we can all agree on:

We all love it when a story comes to life.

The best stories are the ones we can truly picture what is happening and can’t wait to find out what comes next.


Telling stories using storyboards

A perfect way to be creative with the little ones is to use storyboards. They can be used in so many different ways and are lots of fun!

Storyboards are, quite simply, pictures for a story.

Hama Beads are a great place to start!

First the child makes all the characters in the story using Hama Beads.

They can then draw or paint the backgrounds for the story. They can make as many or as few backgrounds as they wish.

The Hama Beads characters are then moved from one background to the next to tell the story in stages.

Here’s an example:




Some children like to make up a story, be told a story or read a story, and then make the storyboard after.

Other children like to make the storyboards, then come up with a story to go with it.

Either way, please share their stories with us on social media (links at the top and bottom of the page).


What will happen in your story?

To help your stories get started, has launched 10 themed Pegboard Sets!

Birds Pegboard Set


Circus Pegboard Set


Family Pegboard Set


Farm Pegboard Set


Forest Pegboard Set


In The Deep Pegboard Set

In The Deep

Mystical Pegboard Set


On Safari Pegboard Set

On Safari

People Pegboard Set


Zoo Life Pegboard Set

Zoo Life

Each Pegboard Set contains different Pegboards to suit the theme, and some contain more pegboards than others, but each one costs less than buying the Pegboards individually.

What will happen in your story?