Telephone game

Telephone game rules and funny phrases

The Telephone game is very popular with children. It is easy to set up and requires no special equipment. In addition, it can be played anywhere, whether in the classroom, with the family or at a party. It can also be played at any age, indoors or outdoors.

Game sheet

  • number of players: from 5 children
  • age: from 4 years old
  • supplies: none
  • Played indoors or outdoors
  • Duration: 10 min

How to play Telephone game

Have children sit in a circle.
This fun game is good for when kids are together in groups of at least five. The first children or adult thinks of a phrase and then whispers it into the next player’s ear. That player then whispers it into the next player’s ear and so on.
The last player speaks the phrase aloud to see if it matches the original phrase. Sometimes the phrase gets so mashed up that the end result is hilarious.

Funny phrases for Telephone game

You can choose any type of sentence to play this game. But it’s even more fun when the sentences are more complex, and therefore more easily misleading.
The more difficult the sentence is, the more it can be misheard and this makes the final sentence even more fun.
You can go for a totally hilarious sentence, easy or difficult but where the different players would have a hard time keeping from laughing.

  • Don’t move! There’s a gigantic spider behind you!
  • Is your breath really bad right now, or is it just me?
  • I have no idea what I’m doing, but I know I’m doing it really well.
  • Dracula drinks dark drool.
  • A pink pig and a pesky donkey flew a kite at night.
  • Recess rocks restless roosters.
  • Koala bears are cute and pandas bears are cuddly.
  • The entrance is guarded by a fire-breathing, near-sighted dragon with a fear of heights.

The educational advantages of the game

  • helps clearly show how small misconceptions can end up making a huge difference.
  • is fun for the players, generates laughs, and helps a group relax.
  • can help young children develop their active listening skills.
  • learning and listening to the rules of the game.

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