Activity 4: DUMB CHARADES
This game is more fun when played in a large group, but it is possible to play it with 2 players also.
How to play: The adult or an opposite team member gives the player a word secretly in the ear. The player must enact that word only with actions. He must not speak anything, not even a sound.
If there are only 2 players, the other play must guess the word and gets a point on guessing the exact word within the time limit. If there are 2 groups, the enacting player’s team must guess the word to win a point.
Activity 5: WORD DUMB CHARADES
One player picks a chit of words or gets a word from an adult. This player cannot announce the word. Let us say the word is ‘Water’.
He must now speak out related words that will help the other player guess the word WATER. He cannot say the word Water in any language but he can use other related words to indicate water. He must speak only single words, not sentences.
E.g. – : here he may say – blue, swim, sky, etc.
Points are given to correct guesses within the time limit. Pre-decide the time limit, like 3 minutes or 5 minutes, depending on age and difficulty.
Activity 6: Word play variations
We can create many variations for word quizzes.
E.g. – An adult writes a list of words for all players. Players must then write as many synonyms or antonyms of those words as possible, within a time limit.
Make your own variations. These activities are great fun at sleepovers and casual parties.