19 Sep My Favourite Characters
My Favourite Characters is a calm game to do between two games in a row or to do at the end of a birthday party, before the opening of the birthday presents for example, to calm everyone down. This game can last 10 to 15 minutes because the children suddenly all want to become extremely shy!
— I would like everybody to sit facing me. What are your favourite cartoon movies?
— The Jungle Book, Moana, The Aristocats…
— I’ve got some pictures of your favourite characters here. I’d like you to stick out your tongue (mime the entire action while explaining it), to swallow your tongue and to close your mouth. Now, I will give you magic keys (you throw invisible keys). Do you all have a key? So take your key, close your mouth, lock it and throw the key away.
— Tom, come next to me. I will hang a picture on your back, you will turn around and show the picture to your friends. Then you will ask them questions that will help you guess who this character is. But remember, the other children can only answer YES or NO. Now everybody put your hand in front of your mouth and don’t say a word! (It only rarely happens that the friends answer more than two questions without giving the answer. In this case, start the game again with a new picture.)
— Is it a girl? Does she live in the forest? Has she got super powers? (You will have to help the child ask the questions.)
— Well done, here’s the picture. Who would like to replace Tom?
And so on, until you run out of pictures or interested children! You can trick them by hanging Snow-White on a boy’s back and Spiderman on a girl’s back. This will amuse them a lot!
Obviously it’s very rare that the friends answer more than two questions without giving the answer, in this case, just start again by changing the picture.
It’s also very rare that the children find questions, often out of shyness, they don’t dare to ask questions. Whisper in their ear or ask the questions for them (you clearly know the answer)!
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