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.
- Have lots of items and the person telling the story can choose 5 to put in the basket.
- Choose a selection of items for the other person to tell a story with.
- Take it in turns to tell a story using the same items.
But most important make them as silly as you can.