Tell Me A Story


This is a lovely game for a group of children or a family gathering. Play it as an ice-breaker, around the dinner table, on car journeys, as an after-tea party game... in fact, play it anywhere!

Tell Me A Story

Tell Me a Story is a very simple game. One person starts off a story with 4 words. The next person adds 4 words. And the next, and so on.

Here's an example:

Child 1: Once upon a time

Child 2: there lived a great

Child 3: big hairy spider with

Child 4: only four legs. He

Child 5: loved chocolate! And he...

and so on.

You might want or need to introduce your own rules. For example:

  • You can't use the same word twice in a row (eg it was a cold, cold, cold...)
  • You should make it clear if you are ending a sentence
  • You might decide that 4 words is too many or too few.


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