The Storyteller's Playbook by Chris Holland

The Storyteller's Playbook

Become a better storyteller and connect people to the wonders of nature with this FREE mini storytelling course


A complete mini version of the Storytelling for Outdoor Learning Year course.

"This course is inspirational"

This is what you get:
  • 10 minute story video of Chris telling an ancient Chinese fable
  • a hand drawn storyboard to help you remember the story at a glance
  • 30+ fun filled activities for learning, linked to the story in the video
  • 10 questions you must ask yourself to unleash your storytellers voice
  • telling tips and tricks explained
  • mp3 download and more!

HI! Storyteller Chris Holland here...

Please Enroll to access the free video and goodies...
and then sit back and I will tell you a story of The Stone Cutter: An ancient tale from Asia I filmed on Dartmoor. 

What will you get out of the Storytelling for Outdoor Learning courses?
  • Increased confidence and new skills to hold audiences and tell stories
  • Public speaking skills
  • Carefully chosen stories to learn and tell
  • Loads of ideas for linking the stories to your curriculum
  • Inspiration & activities for taking learning outside
  • Top tips to improve your storytelling
  • Mentoring
  • Opportunity to join a community of budding storytellers through the Facebook group
  • ...all the secondary benefits to health and happiness of taking learning outside and connecting with nature!!

Praise for this course:


Do you know what? This is INSPIRATIONAL! I love the story, the background information, the ideas. Its a fabulous resource. Its also very supportive recognizing that its not always easy to tell a story. 

by Sara Collins 
Really Good!

I think it was a really good setup - with you telling the story first and then all sorts of different spin offs. Especially I liked the beautiful storyboard, the way you told about your childhood carving and the life in the soil and the learning... 

by My Kjellberg 
An inspiring adventure into storyland

I found the taster easy to access and well laid out, bursting with ideas for further learning opportunities. I tend to lack a little confidence when telling stories. This is the boost I needed. With the outdoor learning activity provided its give... 

by Jemma Robinson 

What's included?

Video Icon 1 video File Icon 3 files Text Icon 5 text files


Welcome to The Storyteller's Playbook
The Story of the Stone Cutter
9 mins
Stonecutter Storyboard
1.31 MB
History and Lineage
Tips and Tricks
The Stone Carver Audio only Download
9 mins
Questions to unleash your storytellers voice!
Activity Guide - Making and carving PVA mudrock
Nature Based Activity & Curriculum Link Ideas
127 KB

nature connection

HI, Chris Holland here...  I am a passionate and playful outdoor educator, storyteller and musician.

This site is the home of my inspirational digital media for nature connection and creative, playful outdoor learning. 

I have been helping people of all ages connect with nature, each other and themselves since 2000.

I hope these resources help spread wonder, love and hope for our natural world.

 "Practical, insightful, effervescent" Jay Griffiths, Author of Wild & Kith

"Do you know what? This  course is INSPIRATIONAL!" Sara Collins - Forest school Leader

"This book is a must"  Michael Morpurgo, Author of Warhorse