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 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.