"The Wright Family" Game
The following story makes a great game for a gift or "white elephant" exchange. Start by asking guests to select a random gift, make sure it is not one they brought. Explain that as you read the story they will pass the gift to the RIGHT or LEFT when the word "RIGHT/WRIGHT" or "LEFT" is read. When the story is finished each guest will keep the gift they have in their hand. Use your own pace, but as you speed it up things get a bit challenging and hilarious! Print the game to read at your next gathering. Great for family reunions, birthday parties, or holiday gatherings. You may alter the story to make it fit any theme, event, holiday or occasion you choose. Have fun!
A WINTER FEAST
Many years ago high on a mountain, there lived a family named WRIGHT. They had many cousins whose names were also WRIGHT. Every year the clan gathered to have a winter feast and no one was LEFT out. Sally WRIGHT was in charge of the guest list, and she LEFT nothing to chance. This feast was planned and things had to be just RIGHT. Mary WRIGHT had LEFT home early to do her shopping, but LEFT her shopping list at home. Now this created a problem RIGHT from the start. John WRIGHT had gone to buy the decorations for the big affair. Mother WRIGHT was in charge of the kitchen and everyone had to bring the RIGHT food to fit the menu and no one LEFT home without their share. There were children by the score who played RIGHT in the middle of the floor and LEFT toys everywhere.
Now to really be festive they needed music, so Charles WRIGHT brought his guitar. When he arrived he put his guitar and music on the RIGHT side of the fireplace, so he would know where he LEFT it for later. This made Jake WRIGHT feel LEFT out because he, too, wanted to play an instrument for the entertainment. Mother WRIGHT suggested to Jake WRIGHT that he could play the piano to accompany Charles WRIGHT, so that he would not be LEFT out . Uncle Ben WRIGHT walked RIGHT through the door and...