The Story Invention Game is a brainstorming game based on the main parts of speech studied in elementary school: Nouns (Person, Place, Thing); Verb, Adjective, Adverb.
The object is to come up with three or more words in each category as fast as possible so your brain doesn’t have time to think too long on any individual choice. The most fun way to play this is to write as may words as you can, as fast as possible, and then go back and cross off any words that don’t match the category.
What do you do with these words? Combine them to make the silliest story you can think of. The more players you have, the better the game.
How about Elvis crawling up the Empire State Building, with a Green Slime Monster in close pursuit? What happens when Elvis is caught? Or does George Washington fly over to save him in his eyeball plane?
Oh no! Mothra and Godzilla are attacking the city, squashing all of the buildings! Cheer as the townspeople stop the monsters with their gigantic cream pie thrower! (This was an actual story I remember from one of my recent assemblies. They really are that silly.)
Click the link for a Story Invention Game sheet you can play this game on, or just use any piece of paper. Have fun!