Have your group create a circle, and every person must say one word in the story. You can pick a title for the group, to get them started on the same page. Perhaps ‘The Reindeers New Game’ of ‘Santa’s New Elf’. Something that gets everyone on the same page.
Remember to have a practice round. An easy, one sentence practice story will serve as a great example.
If you have a large group, you can separate them into two groups, and decide which group did the best. Remember to make it at least best two out of three, to give each group a fair shot.
Adding movement adds more fun and hilarity into the activity. Perhaps the children should slap the next persons hand when their turn is over, and it is the next person’s turn.
Alternatively, maybe they should throw a ball to whoever is next. You can get two balls going at the same time, to see if people can keep track of the two story lines. It will be a test of concentration and coordination.
If a person holds the ball for too long (over 3 seconds) they are out. The game is played until a winner is announced.
Make sure to break up the group into small groups, if the group is large. You do not want a circle of 30 people throwing balls. A group between four and ten people is ideal.
The game is not just for children, I have played this game, as a team builder activity with adults, and it is a lot of fun. Especially if you get a few stories going at the same time. It is a great way for teammates to express creativity, and throw a ball around.