One Word

This is a great filler activity if you have a few minutes until the bell goes. It also helps students practice story telling, their oral language and logical thinking. -Students sit in a circle or, if they're at their desks, determine which order they'll be going in. - Each person says one word and the next person adds to it, and so on and so on, and it turns into a story. - For example, Grace says "The," Sam says "mouse," and Tom says "tiptoed." It's a simple concept but it requires that everyone pays attention, so that they follow the story, and don't say a word that doesn't fit in or make sense. This game can go for as long or as short as you like! For an added challenge you can set a topic, setting, theme or genre. (Eg: A mystery, set at the zoo, involving monkeys.) If

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