I blew up a red balloon and grabbed a sharpie. Outside we went.
I wrote words all over the balloon.
(Which I apparently spelled wrong on the balloon. No one here is claiming to be perfect.)
Any combination of words would work for this activity. If your kid has favorite toys or characters toss those into the mix.
The game morphed into a few different variations while we played. M and M had a friends over so our kid count was 4. I started of with my set of rules but as the kids made suggestions we changed the game. Kids are so smart. It’s pretty amazing what they come up with when given a little bit of control!
Variation 1 (my idea)
Toss the balloon and read the word closest to you. (Or have someone read it to you). Use that word to create the first portion of a story. Pass the balloon to another player and they add to the story with the word closest to them. This continues until everyone has added to the story.
Variation 2 (Little M’s idea)
Hold the balloon and use whatever words you choose. Since you can’t read the words, and refuse to have them read to you, don’t use the words on the balloon at all. Hee hee… that’s how we roll around here.
Variation 3 (Friend’s idea)
Use every word to make a complete story. Pass the balloon and let the next person do the same.
How does storytelling happen at your house?