It is like the board game Guess Who. You divide the group into two teams sitting in neatly set up rows of chairs. One person from each team is picked to guess who the judge has in mind from the other team. (The judges must write the name down as proof.)
The pickers switch off asking yes or no questions (i.e. does he wear glasses). Any one who doesn’t fit in with the answer must sit down until the picker guesses who.
That team gets a point and two new people are picked and you do it all over again.
One person sits a little ways away from the group, not looking at the group. You pick someone to say “Hello,” and the person’s name. Suggest that they use a different voice. The person then has to try to figure out who was greeting them.
*Have one person sit facing the group. (This person is in the “hot seat.”) The teacher will write a vocabulary word on a piece of paper and hold it up behind the contestant in the hot seat for everyone to see. Then the group has to try and get the hot seat contestant to guess the word by giving hints and clues.* Spelling Word Practice
|That’s Not Funny!
One student sits in a chair in front of the class and the students have to try to make that student laugh without speaking. The teacher can time each student to see who can last the longest.
This is like one of those story-building games, only it’s all about building an image. Nothing changes or moves. I like to play it with my eyes closed because it’s easier to build the image.
It’s called “Polaroid” because the image develops, like a Polaroid picture.
One player starts with anything, like, “a penny.” Someone else adds a detail the he or she actually imagines when picturing a penny – a 1978 penny. The next player adds yet another detail. “On a red checkered table cloth.” Again, the direction here is not to tell a story, not to try to be cute, but simply to say what you’re seeing.
1. Arrange the group in a circle.
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