You are five minutes away from a dinner full of family stories that you have likely never heard! This is a super-simple Storytelling Game that you can play at your next meal. Just click the Storytelling Game image, print it, cut out the words and put them in a bowl. During your meal, take turns passing the bowl, drawing a word, and giving a quick story of a memory that you have associated with the word. You may be surprised at what you hear!
A few thoughts about sharing stories:
There is no wrong way to tell a story. Some people are natural storytellers and they will have a lot to say about any word. Others may need some time to think about it and may just say a few words. If you have young children and they can’t think of personal memories associated with a certain word, let them draw again. It doesn’t have to even be a memory that they share. Any thought associated with the word is great conversation. And if another person has a story based on a previous word, let them share! The goal is to talk and listen, to share thoughts, feelings, and memories. Use these words as a starting point, and when you run out, have your children write words on paper to add to the bowl. You will be surprised how easily words can spark a memory for a story to tell!
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