Storytelling is such a fun way to play around with language and encourage creative thinking.
I have four 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 five and up). Rory’s Story Cube game comes with nine cubes in each set. On each side of the cube is a picture. We love to roll all 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.
- Wing It – Ages 7 and up – Each player creates a story of how they’ll escape a funny situation using the resources in their hand.