A family ritual is one of the fun sessions we have in my house. The whole idea began when I and my husband had our first child and we always read stories before she went to bed. Things evolve and since we (I and my husband) enjoy it, we decided to add the activity to our family ritual.
So, let me explain how the game is played. Glowball storytime as the name implies comprises a glowball and a storyteller. There are different glowballs and I love their unique yet blistering colors. My husband has his favorite ball and I have mine too.
The balls are handy and they glow well, more especially in a dark room. Hence, in my house, we always put off the lights so that the balls can glow. However, there is a storyteller who holds the ball and shares his or her story while at that. Once the storyteller is done, he or she passes the ball to another person who becomes the new storyteller.
We always had a little spice to the game in my house. The story does not have to be real. Hence, the new person with the glowball will only have to continue the story. Since the originator of the story did not begin with a true story, the creativity continues and this makes it much more fun than you would have thought.
After the ball has gone around, we put on the light and laugh hard at the most creative story. It is a family ritual I always look forward to.
Here is a link to my favorite glowball.
Tracey Stewart is the founder and creative director of Moomah Creative Arts Café in NYC.
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