Drive-By Fiction

Let your imagination take you on a wild ride with Drive-By Fiction. Most people wonder how writers come up with their stories and tales. This easy outdoor game for kids may give them an idea.

What You'll Need:

  • Imagination
  • Notebook
  • Pencil or pen

Step 1: Sit with a friend and a notebook, facing the street. Carefully watch the cars as they drive by, one by one. Watch the people walking their dogs or riding their bikes. What are the people wearing? How do they sound? What are they carrying with them? What do their cars' license plates say? Do their cars run smoothly? Are their cars' windshields cracked?

Step 2: Make as many observations as you can about five different people.

Step 3: Build a story around those people.

Step 4: Share it with your family, teacher, or friends, or just write it down for fun. But let your imagination run wild!

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