Detail Game Setup
Pick an object from home that's somewhat unusual to
draw students' attention and to get them observing and describing
creatively. Pass the object around, and going from person to person, have each say
one thing that describes the object. At first you'll get boring things
like the object's color and its size, so stress the idea of the five senses:
What does it feel like when you touch it? Does it have a smell? Taste? Sound?
As you get to the middle of the class, ask someone to place the object
in a setting. What's it doing there?
Or imagine who the object might belong to, and build a story from there.
Let students have fun with this game. They'll probably surprise themselves with what
they come up with, especially as they often begin to try to top one
another with the creativeness of their contribution.