Inny for Home Alone
The leader passes around
slips of paper with various brief phrases on them. Each member of the group
draws a paper from the proverbial hat. The leader reads the story below.
When there is a pause in the storyÖ signified by ***, the leader points to one
of the group members, and that person SHOUTS OUT his phrase. Of course, the
phrase may or may not be exactly what was left outÖin fact, thatís the fun of
table Favorite cartoon
cheese Upstairs bedroom
bouquet Garage door
door Math book
computer Comfy couch
farm Cordless telephone
oatmeal Toy truck
Refrigerator Romaine lettuce
English cucumber Garden shoe
Our story begins at 2:30
p.m. when Johnny arrived home from school with his sister, Suzie. They put
their backpacks on the ***, and prepared to make a snack. Johnny liked to
have cheese and crackers, so he opened the refrigerator and took out a piece
of ***, then opened the *** to get the crackers. Suzie preferred milk and
cookies. She reached into the cookie jar and took out 4 *** cookies, before
reaching into the *** for a glass for her milk.
They took their snacks into
the family room, sat down on the *** and turned on the television to watch
their ***. A half-hour later, Johnny knew it was time do his homework, so he
turned off the TV, retrieved his backpack, and headed to his ***. Johnny took
his *** out of his pack, and prepared to do his assignment. He had finished
about half of the problems when the *** rang. ďIíll get it,Ē called Suzie. A
few minutes later, she yelled, ďJohnny, itís Mom, and she wants to talk to
Johnny picked up the phone.
ďHi, Mom,Ē he said. She asked him if he would please make a salad for dinner,
using the *** and the *** he would find in the vegetable drawer of the
refrigerator. Johnny said heíd do it right after he finished his math
homework. Mom had asked Suzie to set the table, and she was already putting
the plates on the *** when Johnny hung up the phone and headed back to his
room. Suzie went out to the garden to pick a *** of flowers for the table.
After Johnny had finished
his homework and made the salad, he returned to his room and turned on his
***. He was hoping to receive an email message from his cousin, who lived on
a ***. His cousin almost always had a story to tell him, since they had a lot
of animals, and one of them was often getting into mischief. Today was no
exception. It seems that a goat had escaped his pen and wandered into the
backyard. It had chewed his motherís *** and his brotherís ***. Johnny
replied to the message with news of his *** teamís victory, writing that he
had even scored a goal.
Just then, Johnny heard the
*** open, and knew that one of his parents was arriving home. Although he and
Suzie felt perfectly safe at home alone, he always felt better when his
parents were home, too.
Around the Town
This is a nice theme related adaptation of the Lion Hunt and the Bear
Hunt found in Nationalís, ďGroup Meeting Sparklers.Ē This type of story is
always a big hit in Pack 480. CD
Do you want to go on a trip around town?
All right! Letís go! (Leader-pats knees with
palms of hands using alternating rhythm, indicating walking. Cub Scouts do
likewise in mimicking all motions.)
Look, thereís a fire station -- they are neat
things to have in our town to keep our homes and businesses safe.
Hereís a bridge over this beautiful stream --
well have to cross it. Be careful not to fall in! (Leader beats alternating
fists on floor making sounds like walking on a hollow bridge.)
Look at this empty lot. The grass is deep.
Letís plow through it. (Leader pretends to push grass to each side to walk
Hereís a big stream. Letís see if we can jump
across. Letís back up and get a good run. (use arm motions as running, then
hold hands in air for a few seconds and bring hands down on knees with a loud
Oh, no. We landed in the mud. Weíll have to
walk through it. (Holds hand with fingers extended downward slowly moving up
and down, with frown on face.) Leader comments, ďLook, there are animal
footprints. They must have come here for water.
Hereís a trail that leads up to the highest
hill. Should we take it? Okay, letís climb. (pat on knees, labored breathing
to indicate difficulty while climbing, Leader can comment about the
countryside of animals, etc.)
Finally the top. Letís rest. (Rest momentarily
until . . .)
Look at that tall tree. Iíll bet if we climbed
to the top we could-see for miles around. (Double fists and place one above
the other in climbing motion.)
(Put hands to eyes and look around.) Think of
all the fun things we can do around our town: go fishing, hike, ride bicycles,
play on the playground, play soccer, play baseball...
Oh, look, thereís someone burning leaves.
Uh-oh, that dry grass is starting to catch fire and they donít see it! Letís
run back to the fire station and tell them!
AT THIS POINT THE LEADER
REVERSES ALL ACTIONS BACK TO THE FIRE STATION.
Now take time to discuss
how this story might end.
What do they tell the
What are the fire safety
What should you do in case
Stretcher - Audience Participation Skit
Try this as an icebreaker
or a seat relaxer. Everyone imitates the actions of the leader as he tells the
One day while he was at sea,
Christopher Columbus stood up.
He looked to the north,
Then looked to the south,
Then to the east,
And to the west.
He then turned around and
faced the north,
Then he faced west,
Then he turned to the south,
And turned to face the east.
Then stood on tiptoes to see
over his neighborís shoulder --
But he could see nothing.
So he sat down.