Creativity is an act that produces surprise, leads us to refl ect in the perspective of the ‘as if’, and holds the individual undergoing a formative process close to the temporal vitality of verbal futures, subjunctives and optatives. This skill, which is typically human, sees its noblest ally in fantasy: in fact, this is the freest of all faculties. Pedagogically, fantasy and creativity are master words that make it possible to focus and analyse the languages of childhood. Through a brief analysis, aimed at shedding some light on these potentials, which belong primarily to the human being, in these notes we will attempt to plumb the formative languages of the fairy tale and the videogame using fantasy and creativity as compasses.