This is an activity that needs a large group of kids. Play this cool English game to help kids improve a number of skills like sentence construction, creative thinking, communication, and of course, grammar. The game will also help kids bond as a team, and understand the value of collective performance.
You will need –
Pen and a notepad/recorder
Lots of kids
How to play –
Only you will know this is an ‘educational’ English game that’s being played! Kids will gladly ‘play’ along and have fun with their friends.
Come up with a fun one-liner that will make the kids think and that can be used as the beginning of a story. Say the line out aloud. Some suggested lines that you can start with are –
It was a rainy day, and every drop of the deafening rain was sending shivers down my spine. (Appropriate for grades 6-8)
The old yellow boots at the store looked queer, as if there was a story behind them! (Appropriate grades 3-5)
I went to the local grocery store with my Mom when I heard a noise. (Appropriate for grades 1-2)
The first child will add a sentence to the line that you call out and start weaving a story out of it. The next one picks up the last line and carries the story forward.
Keep the recorder handy so that you can listen to the narration at any point if the kids forget a part of it. You can also write down the story to put it up on the school board.
Skill sets developed by the game –
This English game is a wonderful resource to engage the kids with. It offers kids the opportunity to let the imaginations wild and be innovative in their thoughts. You will be surprised by some of the narrations that they come up with. This game is a good way for you to get a peek into each child’s creative side.You can even have the kids write down their lines one after the other instead, making this fun game a creative writing exercise as well. If you’re playing the game with 10 kids, you will have 11 lines at the end of round 1(1 line that you shared+a line each from the players). After they’ve got the eleven lines written down, ask them to finish off the story with another 11 lines. Get started and enjoy this cool English game in the class or at home!
Other English game ideas –
Think and formsimilar English games that kids will love to play on a lazy afternoon or a night-in with friends. Indoor English games such as scrabble, word pyramids and puzzles hold a lot of educational value too. Playthese board games as a family and see the kids pick up new English skills in a jiffy!