Charades Relay is an active version of Charades! Everyone loves charades, but it can get a little predictable, right? Well, one way to spice up this classic game is to turn it into a Relay version. Charades Relay is great fun to play and even more fun to be part of the audience. Perfect for classroom activities or party games, this game is easy to explain and easier to do. It is a very simple game that can be played outdoors as well as indoors.
- number of players: at least 6
- ages: from 6 years old
- materials: a list of actions
- Played indoors or outdoors
- Play time: 20 min
How to play the Charades Relay game ?
Within this game, not only do people need to use their imagination, but they also have to work together.
At the same time, everyone gets a chance to try to explain something to someone else, but not in the conventional way.
The goal is to get the last person to guess the clue given to the first person.
To do this, choose, for example, 5 players to act as actors. Send four of them outside and have the first player pick a piece of paper with a situation on it.
Here are some ideas for your list:
For older kids: a crazy job interview, your first date, your wedding day, being attacked by bugs….
For younger kids: making food, planting flowers, taking a shower, doing homework, first day at school…
Then let in a new actor. The first actor will then play (3 times maximum) a clue that will help that person guess what the situation was. Instead of the second actor guessing the situation, the third person enters and the second actor must then act out what they think the situation is.
This process continues until the fifth person comes in and plays the action he or she thinks is the right one. The other team members or the rest of the class (children who have not been actors) must then guess what the situation is.
It is fun to see how the clues change depending on each person’s point of view. Remember to remind your friends that this is a charade and that the normal rules of charades apply. This means that children should only use gestures and not say a word.
Before the game, you can prepare a list of situations that you would like the participants to play or give your friends paper to create their own situations.
To make the game a little more exciting and get more people to play, you can form teams and have them play the same situation at the same time. The team that guesses the correct situation first wins.
You should adapt the difficulty of the situations to be guessed according to the age of the children. Also adapt the number of actors according to the number of participants.
The educational advantages of the game
- generates fun atmosphere
- builds relationships and improves team cohesion
- Promotes rule-following: ability to follow instructions.
- develop the sense of observation and imagination
- it is an effective way of encouraging students to develop their acting skills in terms of body language
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