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Every one has to learn how to write. It is just what we do. I also know that learning to write isn’t always the most fun thing, so…why not make writing fun by playing some writing games?
But what games out there will teach writing and be fun to play with your children?
Being a writer at heart (is it kind of obvious, since I have a blog?) I know what a writer enjoys, but also I know what a “reluctant-writer” doesn’t enjoy. Where one child succeeds, another might not, because they are two unique human beings, but I’m sure they both love playing games…
Top 7 writing games:
You’ve Been Sentenced
Just deal 10 cards each and have some zany laugh-out-loud Fun making sentences. With the deck of 540 pentago-shaped cards with over 2500 words plus Wild Cards there are billions of possible combinations. You will probably never see the same sentence twice in a lifetime. English can be a very Funny language. (For ages 3+)
Six trillion stories in one little box. Which one will you tell? No wires. No screens. No batteries. Simply combine a few of the cards and let your imagination do the rest. Play by yourself or in groups. Perfect for writers, kids, parents, teachers, artists, and anyone who loves stories. A sure way to get people talking, listening, and laughing. Ideal for road trips, parties, game nights, improv, writer’s block, classrooms, camping trips, sunny days, and rainy nights. (For ages 8+)
Smethport Tabletop Magnetic Sentence Builders
These freestanding, tabletop, magnetic play boards are ideal for small-group activities or individual use. The folding stand-up boards are double-sided to allow 2 kids to play at the same time. This is a great tool to develop early sentence building skills. You can give your kids a sentence and see who can build it faster! (For ages 5+)
Melissa & Doug Hangman
Classic word game with a twist. Have your kids compete against each other (nicely) and let them think of a word and try to stump their opponent. Best part…no loose pieces. (For ages 6+)
The wild and wacky word game where you can make up all kinds of tales with words given to each player. This is a hilarious game that encourages creative writing and the player judge with decide who has the best story! (For ages 8+)
Rory’s Story Cubes
Rory’s Story Cubes is a pocket-sized creative story generator, providing hours of imaginative play for all ages. With Rory’s Story Cubes, anyone can become a great storyteller and there are no wrong answers. Simply roll the cubes and let the images spark your imagination! (For ages 6+)
Word Storm is the tile-grabbing, crossword-style race game that will have word makers of all ages on cloud nine. EVERYONE plays at the same time – building words vertically and horizontally – using letters drawn from the pile. PLUS, as their crosswords grow, players may REARRANGE them at any time. Think fast – the first player to correctly complete a crossword wins. Easy to learn, a challenge to master, Word Storm teaches word-formation, problem solving, and strategic thinking. Includes 100 letter and “wild” tiles, game board, score pad, and instruction guide. Unleash a torrent of word-building fun with Word Storm. For 2 to 8 players. (For ages 8+)
When you make learning fun, you make all your whole family happy!I will receive commission on any sales made on my blog. To learn more, read my disclosure policy.