Kids Tell Stories-True or Tale?

Kids love to tell stories.  I was surprised at how good the kids were at this game and how long their stories got.   They rattled off great stories and their peer listeners LOVED IT!  We almost always play this game after a personal narrative writing prompt.

Common Core State Standards

Note:  This game can address the following Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.4, SL.3.4 and SL.4.4,

This game is so simple, so fun and can really quiet a group at the end of a long day.

Here it goes:

  1. A student stands at the front of the group.
  2. He/she tells a story about him/herself.  The story can be completely true, partially true or completely false.
  3. The students who are listening have to guess whether or not the story is a tale (only partially true or completely fasle) or truth (completely true).

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Writing Prompts

We’ve played this kids tell stories game after the following writing prompts:


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Dance at Grandpa’s-A Descriptive Family Event

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Birthday Party-Personal Narrative

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Puddle Jumping-Fantasy

Festive Food-Personal Narrative

Short Video

Take this game a step further and share this short 3 minute video of kids telling stories.