Games for Youth Groups 1000 Games for Youth Groups

Word salad

Time: approx. 5-15 min.
Recommended age: from 8-10
Size of group: it doesn't matter
Time for preparation: approx. 5 minutes
Material: cut out 20-30 words from a newspaper.

Game description

The publishing company Miller has experienced a mishap. The shelf box with 20 (to 30) words of a short story has fallen over. The words are now laying about on the floor. Can the group manage to make up a new story from the 20 to 30 words?
Preparation: cut out 20-30 words from a newspaper.


To ensure variation, each word must begin with a different letter. Or: In the first round of the game, each group must cut 20-30 words out of a newspaper which all begin with a different letter. The winning group is the group who is first to out cut all of the words. The groups are then informed that a short story must be made from the words.


The correct words which make sense which could be put together in the given time are counted up.

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Create a short story or article including 40-50 given words.

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