I recently purchased a fantastic game for my kids, one full of wonder, intrigue, cute graphics and, every writer's favorite, unlimited story-telling opportunities. And it's sturdy.
The game is by eeBoo, a great toy company with all sorts of creative games, and it's called Fairytale Spinner Game. If you have girls who like to use their imaginations, buy it! If you have boys, well, there are still ogres and foxes and kings and they just might like it too if they can get past the giant princess picture on the top of the box.
Kids and their grown up friends spin to collect a hero, a rival, a helper, a magical object, a mean of transportation, a treasure and an enchanted place. Once they have collected all their objects, they create a story. I love how simple pieces and objects combine to create an entire plot, so I thought I would share one combination of the pieces (minus the enchanted place - you can make that up) and see what you come up with!
writercize: Using the six objects in the photo to the right, write a short story.
If the photo is not clear, you will be working with: magic feather, princess, ogre, puss in boots (or other thigh-high boot-wearing cat with a feather in it's cap), hot air balloon, golden tree. Be creative and have fun with it!
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