This simple card game is a great way to foster your child’s imagination and build literacy skills.
The game has several variations, but our favorite is this: Each player takes turns picking a random card. The first person starts a story with “Once upon a time…” and then on the next turn, the next person uses their card as inspiration to add to the story.
The stories we come up with as a family always leave us giggling. Even my toddler loves to play!
What’s especially great about this game is you have several versions to choose from, and to kick it up a notch you can even mix different sets together.
This game also makes for a fun travel game to take along on road trips or plane rides.
From the Manufacturer
Use this beautifully illustrated visual card set to create your own stories. Recurring characters, locations, and props encourage linking the cards in endless combinations for fresh, new stories every time you play. You can play individually or in a group, or you can make up your own way to play!
Fairytale Mix-Ups: Arrange these charming fairy tale characters, locations, and iconic objects to create logical and/or hilarious tales. Kids will build critical thinking skills when they devise a way to incorporate a fire-breathing dragon and a flask of magic potion into their tale of a clever boot-wearing cat.
Animal Village: Join the animals in this village as they dance, sing, and play.
Mystery in the Forest: Storytellers will find plenty of images to develop a mystery and solve it, too. Will they connect the squirrel eavesdropping on chipmunks with the squirrel hiding golden coins under his acorns? Which happened first?
Volcano Island: Create a story with these fun illustrations of children exploring an island and encountering adventures along the way.