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By Bev Long — Educational Consultant

This non-competitive game, for up to four players, supporting oral storytelling uses a variety of settings, characters, scenarios and optional objects. The game could also be used to support planning for writing.

The printed version can be played with dice or using a home-made spinner. A spinner template is also available for you to download. The online version of the game has a virtual spinner.

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Before playing

Decide which way you wish to play the game from the options below, then explain to the children what they have to do. Model how to select a setting, characters and scenario and model how to use these to tell a story.

Playing the game

Basic

  • Play starts by focusing on the outside circle (settings). Players take turns to spin the spinner to select a setting for their story. (If using the home-made numbered spinner, match the number spun to the numbers on the board. If using the downloadable poster, a setting, scenario and characters will be chosen at random when the board stops spinning.)
  • Now the players take turns, spinning again to select two characters for their story.
  • Finally, players spin to select one scenario from the inner circle.
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Reviews

  1. cmhare
    on 1 October 2010

    interactive tell me a story

    This will solve an ideas problem for stories with familiar settings! Thanks