Thursday, January 12, 2012

Story Game

"Can we play the story game?"

This is the question I get every night when we sit down to dinner. It involves my seven-year-old, my five-year-old and myself taking turns telling a story line by line. (To be honest, my seven-year-old, Elizabeth, usually tells more than one line, then tries to tell Johnny what to say, too.)

Sometimes we start with a classic tale then take it in a new direction, sometimes they make up their own. Their favorites are when they make themselves and their little sisters the main characters. For some reason Catherine is always getting into trouble, just like in real life. :)

I love that they are using their imaginations. It's always fun to see what they come up with. Maybe tonight we'll tell a story about this girl:


ps. I took these pictures of Elizabeth just two days ago. Today it is freezing and there is snow covering everthing.

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  1. You could certainly come up with some good story ideas with that setting!

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    1. I know, it's such a cool spot. The first time I saw it I knew I had to get some pictures there. :)

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  2. That's a great game. I love that idea. I don't think I could get my kids to sit still long enough - we'd have a great first line though!

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    1. Thanks! And some day you'll make it past that first line with them, probably sooner than you think. :)

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  3. I agree with Alex--those pictures are just a story waiting to happen! Please go write it so I can read it.

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    1. Hmm... Maybe I'll have to do that. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I love the pics and the story game! I can't wait until my little ones grow up enough that we can play it. :)

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  5. I love those pictures! We play that game too sometimes and it's always fun to see where it takes us.

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    1. Thanks! It is fun to see what can happen when they have no sense of what really couldn't happen. :)

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  6. Love the pictures. We used to do something like your storytime at night when it was time to tuck the kids into bed. We called our stories the adventures of the Gourley family. I would start with our family on vacation in some exotic locale and they would take it from there.

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    1. Thanks, Susan. And that sounds like fun! That's a good starting spot, I'll have to try that. :)

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  7. Aww, that's such a cute game. And I love your pictures. They already tell such an interesting story by looking at them. New Follower :)

    Twenty Something Fiction Writer

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  8. What a great idea. I'll try it with our kids. A fun game we play with them is the Make You Laugh game. It's not as erudite, but everybody takes turn trying to make the rest of the family laugh, either through jokes, funny dances/acts, or whatever. You get a point for each person who laughs.

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    1. I love that! The other game we play sometimes is 'guess my animal.' Which is basically a yes/no question game. They always say, "okay, I have an animal in my head." My husband says, "how'd it get in there?" He laughs. They groan.

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  9. I just started playing this kind of game with my four year old, and she loves it. We usually play when we are waiting in line or riding the bus. It's a good activity for times when you need to sit still and be basically quiet. :)

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    1. That's a good idea, I'll have to keep it in mind next time we're stuck someplace kinda' boring.

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  10. That is a great game! I will have to remember that for when I have kids.

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  11. I am going to have to try this game. I think my kids would love it. Great idea.

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  12. What a wonderful way to spend time together... When they get older, you might do the same in writing! And these photos! Wow. a.

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  13. What a fun tradition. I am sure your children will love looking back on this. I think we are going to have to try it at our house!

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  14. The Story Game sounds like a fun idea. Even though my kids are grown, I wonder of they would enjoy it?

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