Story Time

Energiser / Warm up, Fun, Icebreaker

Support creativity

Creativity / create

Up to 30 min

6-15 persons, 16 – 30 persons, More than 30 persons

Beginner

Safe

Introduction

Work collaboratively to piece together a short story three words at a time. Let kids put their imaginative talent to work and see what kind of silly, funny, and exciting adventures you end up with!

Necessary tools (what you need)

  • Pick a videoconferencing tool of your choice.

Steps

  1. You manage the story by typing what each one of your students says in your preferred word processor. We recommend using a tool like a Zoom to share your screen so that all the kids can read along as the story unfolds.
  2. Create the first sentence to get the story rolling. For example: “This morning I woke up, looked out the window and saw…”
  3. Call out each students’ names, one at a time, and let them add their part of the story, three words at a time.
  4. Do this until everyone has had a chance to participate.
  5. Reflect on your story and discuss it!

Tips & Tricks

  • Choose a sorting order to determine who starts and to make sure no one gets forgotten.
  • Be sure to change the sorting order from one round to the next.
  • Guide your students to make sure there is a beginning, a middle, and an ending.

The exercise is successfully completed when? Conclusion?

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