Group Word Games for Kids

Story Time Twist

Story Time Twist is an imaginative word game for kids.
Story Time Twist is an imaginative word game for kids.
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Story Time Twist is a group word game that gets kids thinking on their feet and using their creativity.

How to Play Story Time Twist

What You'll Need:

  • Scrap Paper
  • Tape
  • Pens
  • 4 Jars or Cans
  • Tape Recorder (optional)

Add a crazy new twist to the ancient art of storytelling with a few scraps of paper and your imagination.

Step One: Gather two or more friends together. Ask each friend to come up with four nouns (a person, place, or thing), 4 verbs (action words -- like sing, run, fly), four adjectives (words that describe nouns -- like round, slippery, blue), and four adverbs (words that describe verbs -- like quickly, brightly, differently).

Step Two: Have them write each word on an individual scrap of paper.

Step Three: While your friends are doing this, make a label with paper and tape for each jar. Mark the labels "nouns," "verbs," "adjectives," "adverbs." Then your friends should drop their words in the appropriate jar.

Step Four: To begin the storytelling, each person should draw one paper from each jar. The first person begins a story, based on the four words they drew. The second adds to the story, using their words, and so on.

Step Five: Record the crazy work of fiction, and play it back later for extra fun. If you don't have a tape recorder, write the story down to share with others.

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