Boston Children's Museum
308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
Open-ended creativity is natural for kids—adding teamwork to the mix makes this an activity that you’ll want to do over and over. Story Tag encourages quick thinking, creativity, focus, adaptability and practice of spoken language skills. It also helps children learn how to create clear sentences that help develop a central idea, and how a story develops from beginning to end.
Read the instructions carefully to familiarize yourself with the rules.
Ask your students if they have ever made up a story before. Is it easy or hard to invent the characters and the things that they do? Did they invent exciting stories? Scary stories? Tell them that you would like them to make up a story…but that they’ll do it together as a group.
Invent a story that you all create together!
After playing once, gather everyone together to talk about the story. Was it easy or hard to create the lines of the story? What did kids do when they had an idea in mind, but the story went in a different direction? Is there anything they would change about the story and the line they invented?
If they would like, your children can play again, creating a whole new story. Or, you can ask them to create illustrations for the first story, then see if they can tell it again with the illustrations.