Category: Fun Activites

Mar 02

Using Old Stories to Create New

Using Old Stories to Create New    PART 1 To focus on POV it can be useful, and fun, to try using old stories to create new. (You need a set of cards with the titles of well known stories and some simple opening lines. There are some suggestions at the end for use in …

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Nov 25

Word Association: Writing Session

 Word Association: Writing Session    Word association: writing session A simple word association writing session will show that words don’t always mean the same to everyone and sometimes a word has more than one meaning. Ask members to write down the first thing that comes into their head in response to the following words: Animal …

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Sep 24

Fun With Limericks.

Fun with limericks. Sometimes you need a warm-up exercise or a filler at the end of a session Often depending on numbers a session may not take as long as expected as fewer participants means less to share and discuss. It is useful to have a few fun sessions on hand which can also be …

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Aug 17

In Your Own Words

In Your Own Words (For a group you will need the correct number of copies of the speeches which are reproduced below * to*) Take one of the Shakespeare speeches, Polonius’ speech to his son Laertes as he is about to leave to live in Paris, from ‘Hamlet’. or ‘All the world’s a stage…’ a …

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Jul 30

Writing Practice

Writing Practice. Practice makes perfect, they say. Simple practice at weaving words. Two simple writing exercises for session fillers, home-works or just writing practice. 1. Write down the first thing you think of…. A kitchen utensil A book title Something you write with A piece of jewellery An item of clothing Something you eat A …

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Jul 13


A Little Bit of Punctuation Just for fun. Punctuation is important. If it is wrong it can completely change the meaning of the sentence and if reading out loud the reader needs to know where to pause for breath. Can you punctuate the following: Larry where Joe had had had had had had had had …

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Apr 19

Pass It On – Fun Activity

Pass It On Sometimes you need an activity to insert into a session because only two or three members have turned up that week so the discussion does not take long, or maybe you have decided that you needed to split the previous session, but do not need a full session to complete the exercise. …

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Mar 18

Words From Context

Words from context. Many of you will remember the TV Panel game, ‘Call my Bluff’ in which teams competed to work out, or guess, the meanings of obscure words. Three members of a team each read out a definition of the same word, elaborating and embellishing eloquently, especially the two who were telling lies! The …

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Mar 10


Limericks Some people are nervous of poetry. There is a mystique about it for those who have never ‘got into it’. They tend to say they don’t like it, although they often change their mind once they have tried it and understand that whilst everyone is not a talented poet, poetry is accessible to all …

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