Spin Me a Yarn

Develop your children’s language skills and imagination

Story telling games families can play together

It’s a given that you adore spending time with your kids, but as your weekly calendar fills up, making the time to spend together as family can be overlooked.  Every day you are in the car together, eat meals together, do homework and go to social events, but how about just simply “being” together.  Playing, listening talking and connecting are valuable moments you don’t want to miss

These story telling games will not only develop your children’s language skills and imagination but they are also and easy way to enjoy time together as a family.

Spin Me a Yarn

Family Word Games

Build an exciting story with knots and twists!

You’ll Need:

A large ball of yarn with knots tied at 3 to 5 feet intervals.

Sit in a circle or reasonably close together.

The story leader begins the tale while unraveling the yarn. When she reaches a knot she passes the ball of yarns is passed to the next player who continues the story until the next knot is reached and so on until you get to the end of the yarn

The goal is to build a story with a beginning, body, climax and ending.

The story leader should kick off the story with something to spark the imagination such as
“I was taking on a trip on a big ship along with my pet turtle George. We got into our cabin and were surprised by a big box in the middle of the room. Upon opening the box, we saw…”

About The Author

Kit Bennett
Kit Bennett is a celebration and play expert who believes that sprinkles, pom-poms, pipe cleaners and wiggle eyes make the world a brighter place. She’s the founder of AmazingMoms.com and KidsParties 1-2-3 where she makes planning a party for kids as easy as 1,2,3! Her inspiration comes from her four children, two granddaughters and several nieces and nephews whom she loves BIG, BIG, BIG!

19 Responses to Spin Me a Yarn

  1. dottie says:

    i love it!!! great game

  2. HappyMamaBear says:

    This is a wonderful way to help young ones develop and hone their creative writing skills!

  3. Carlton says:

    Reading bedtime stories is a great way to spend time with your kids. Our son once said,” You forgot to read me my bednight story.”

  4. Jo says:

    My daughter loves telling stories. This is a great way to get her father and I involved with it. Thanks!

  5. Justine says:

    This is a great game

  6. JOLIE1A says:


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