Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Story Time

Given half a chance Matthew would watch TV constantly.  By the end of the day I have often run out of energy for entertaining him so I let him watch it.  Some nights however I persuade him to switch it off and do a quick game or activity before bed time.  I find it strange that in these times he normally goes and gets a game that I have made.  At the moment these are tending to be maths and spelling games.

Tonight when I did this story game he was a little disappointed expecting it to be a word game.  So I had to promise a word game for tomorrow night.  When he got over this and found out what the new game was he soon got into it.

Earlier in the evening I had raided his bedroom for small toys that would fit in a basket.  The idea was to make up a story using all the things in the basket.

I found a selection of things and just put a few in the basket.  To make it more of a surprise I decided to cover the basket.
We ended up with a tiger driving a green car looking at the stars.
There are lots of different ways you could do this game.
  1. Have lots of items and the person telling the story can choose 5 to put in the basket.
  2. Choose a selection of items for the other person to tell a story with.
  3. Take it in turns to tell a story using the same items.
But most important make them as silly as you can.


  1. My son has some story cubes he loves to use to make up stories with. I like your ideas! This is a great way to get kids enthusiastic for writing. I chose this post as one of my favorites from the Hearts for Home Blog Hop and I featured it on my post today. I also pinned this to our Pinterest board. Feel free to stop by and grab an "I Was Featured" button:

  2. Thank you for this glad you liked it. I'll go over to you now and have a look.


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