It can be very tricky perfecting the art of travelling games. First trips tend to be overburdened with bulky or heavy games and puzzles. Often, however, over confidence results in leaving the house with not enough activities for a long trip. I recently learned my lesson taking one of those low cost flights that has three stop overs and now understand that I need to travel with an arsenal of activities that require no kit.Story telling games are perfect for this. There are classic word and memory based games like ’I’m going on a picnic….’. In this game the first person says ’I’m going on a picnic and I am bringing a blanket'the next person adds and item and recalls the first person’s ’I’m going on a picnic and I am bringing a blanket and some juice’. It is the kind of game that if you are stuck somewhere with kindly strangers a group of people can play together.I personally prefer a story game that has a bit more substance. You can make a story deck at home by pasting a cut out image onto cards. Pull out a couple of cards from the deck and take turns making stories out of them. If your child is inspired by the telly, there is a great episode of Charlie and Lola where Lola looks at ten objects and makes up a story that includes all of them. This is a great one to try if you get caught out without any supplies!
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