Storytelling is such a fun way to play around with language and encourage creative thinking. We have done a lot of activities that include storytelling for kids. And I have 4 entire posts with storytelling tips for those of you who are new to storytelling or want to expand on what you’re already doing.
One fun way to incorporate storytelling into family life is through games (we LOVE family games… in case you didn’t know). Storytelling games add boundaries and bring rules to how the stories are created. Plus they are a ton of fun!
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Storytelling Games to Buy
- eeBoo Tell Me A Story Cards – Mystery in the Forest – Ages 3 -6 – This storytelling game is great for the little ones. The bright-colored pictures come on 36 laminated cards.
- Tall Tales Story Telling Board Game – Ages 4 and up – Tall Tales Story Telling includes picture cards and little figures. That combo invites the entire family!
- Tell Tale Fairy Tales – Ages 5 -15 – Tell Tale Fairy Tales game comes with 120 picture cards. Each contains a character displaying an emotion, a setting or a mythical creature. There are four suggested ways to play with these cards. (Although my bet is that you can come up with even more!)
- The Storymatic Kids – Ages 5 and up – 360 cards are included in this storytelling game for kids. There is a booklet with game ideas and more story prompts! Fun.
- Rory’s Story Cube – Ages 8 and up (We have this one and I would say 5 and up). Rory’s Story Cube game comes with 9 cubes in each set. On each side of the cube is a picture. We love to roll all of the cubes at once and take turns telling a story OR take turns rolling one cube at a time working together to build one story.
- Dixit – Ages 8-12 – This game takes storytelling to an entirely new level (great for big kids)! It includes a scoreboard, 84 picture cards, voting tokens and game pieces.
- Once Upon A Time– Ages 8 and up – Made for big kids, this game uses story cards to help kids create and build upon stories.
Storytelling Games to Make
And just because I couldn’t help myself… I found some pretty great storytelling games that you can make and play right now (while you wait for the store bought ones to arrive).
- Drawing a Story from Playtivities – I love this one because it takes drawing a story to the next level. Each player draws a picture and then you switch papers. How cool right? There is more to it so make sure to click over!
- Once Upon a Time Lesson Plan from Black Board and Brush – This lesson plan has everything you need to print out and get started right away. She’s also made “trophies” for the players.
- Simple Storytelling Game from Chasing Cheerios – You know I’m a sucker for simple! This storytelling game for little kids is just that… simple.