Rev up your students’ imaginations … and essays … with this storytelling game that has multiple uses in the classroom.
Why we love it: Creative writing prompts just got a little zanier thanks to these 360 cards each containing a writer’s block-breaking phrase. Yellow cards inspire characters, such as “lion tamer,” “ice cream truck driver”, “person who only knows three words.” Blue cards contain situations and plot points, such as “the sneeze that changed everything” or “eating contest.” Give a student two of each and watch her light up as an original story easily unfolds.
Group games: The set comes with a booklet filled with prompts, improv and party games, and classroom suggestions for using the game beyond individual story writing.
Fill in the blanks: Give students to the chance to create story prompts for their classmates with the 20 blanks cards included (and of course, you can always create more.)
All-ages options: Storymatic Kids was created for students ages five and up, however older elementary and middle school students can get in on the fun too with the original Storymatic Classic. (Not to worry, there are no “Cards Against Humanity”-esque themes to these prompts.)
Find it: Amazon.
- What is your favorite classroom tool to get creative juices flowing and students writing?