Exercise 2 - Random Word Stories
How to Play:
Get three random unrelated words - from a partner, by randomly point to a text, looking around the space you're in, or any other way you choose.
Create a quick one-to-two minute story incorporating those three words.
Be amazed at your storytelling brilliance!
2 minutes per story
Number of Players:
You can play alone. It’s even more fun in pairs and groups
As a review activity, those of you who are trainers can provide content words or models, rather than single words
As a problem-solving exercise, tell a story about how those three words help you address your issue.
Create the story collaboratively.
Add random words as you go by having a playmate shout them out at random times.
Don't try to figure out your story ahead of time. Start speaking before you’re ready.
If you are giving words to others, make them as random and unrelated as possible. It’s really both more fun and perhaps even easier that way. You are offering more inspiration.
Don’t worry about telling a “good” story. You’re just making it up, for heaven’s sake!