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Pass the Action

Tuesday 1st September 2020

Get Active: Pass the Action

Age Group: Anchors

Time: 10 Minutes

Preparation Needed: Ready to Go

What You’ll Need:

  • Cones / Markers

Getting into the Activity:

This game is a combination of charades and Chinese whispers. A good game to develop non-verbal communication skills.

Split the group into teams of roughly 6. If working with a small group, keep them in one team. Position the team in a straight line, all facing forwards (so they can only see the back of the head of the person in front of them). Where required, children will need to be spaced to meet social distancing requirements.

The person at the start of the line (the person that nobody else can see) begins each round. They should be given an action or expression to act out. This should be written down for them, rather than whispered, to aid with social distancing.

When they are ready, they should ask the person in front of them to turn around and act out the action or expression. Whilst acting, the person is not allowed to use any words or noises. Once the action has been acted out, the person watching should turn around and ask the person in front of them to face them. They then need to act out the same action. This continues all the way down the line until the person at the end should guess what the action or expression is. Award a point to the team for a correct guess.

After each round, send the last person to the front of the line, with everyone else moving one position forward, to allow everyone an opportunity to be at the start and the end of the line.

Can the group pass on the action all the way to the end, without it getting changed or misunderstood? To make the game more difficult use more complex actions.

Possible actions could include, riding a bike, scoring a goal, feeding a lion, flipping a pancake, surfing. Expressions could include angry, crying laughter, annoyed, relaxed, excited and so on.

 

Keeping Everyone Safe

Where required, please ensure social distancing throughout the game. Using markers on the floor, where children need to stand, will help with this.

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