"The Wright Family"
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. You can make it even more interesting by letting the last five guest either steal or trade their gifts. If they steal a gift then that person is allowed to get a gift. Just make sure everyone goes home with a gift. 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
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 said he LEFT his instrument at home, but was
happy that Charles WRIGHT and Jake WRIGHT would be playing theirs.
from the RIGHT side of the mountain, LEFT his snow shoes at home so he was late reaching
the feast at the RIGHT time, but he was still able to help set the table. He made sure the
forks were on the LEFT side of the plates and that the knives and spoons were on the RIGHT
in the country was RIGHT on time, dressed in their festive clothes. No stone was LEFT
unturned to make this a happy time. The turkey and ham were baked just RIGHT and LEFT
everyone gasping with delight. The rest of the food were also just RIGHT , because Mother
WRIGHT saw to that. There was a pile of toys RIGHT by the door because Mother WRIGHT said
there was no room LEFT by the fireplace. They gathered around the table, each woman had a
man on her RIGHT and a1so on her LEFT. They laughed RIGHT happily as they ate their dinner
and as they LEFT the table everyone cried, "I ate too much!"
As they were
leaving the table Mother WRIGHT looked out of the window to the LEFT of the tab1e and
exclaimed, "It's snowing!" As you can imagine, every member of the WRIGHT family
hurried to the windows on both the RIGHT and LEFT of the table to see. It was indeed
snowing, and it was beautiful as it fell RIGHT before their eyes! What a perfect ending to
the WRIGHT family feast.
on the mountain LEFT the party so happy. Mother WRIGHT knew the feast was a success and
LEFT for the kitchen RIGHT after her guests had LEFT. Once more they had gathered together
with the RIGHT kind of spirit in their hearts and each WRIGHT LEFT shaking warm hands with
family members on their RIGHT and on their LEFT. As they all LEFT the gathering each
WRIGHT thanked Mother WRIGHT for a fabulous feast! Their hearts were full of joy.