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Charades is a game suitable for all ages! It involves acting out words or phrases printed on cards.
A game of charades provides a wonderful two-way communication opportunity that can strengthen interpersonal skills. It is also a great work-out for the brain!
This is an adapted version of the game, and there is no time limit. A reasonable time should be provided to guess the action depending on the ability of clients. Participants can be seated at the table as most of the action words and phrases provided require upper limbs only.
This is a game full of laughter, so gather as many spectators as possible!
Object of the Game:
Acting or Miming
Note: Alternatively, you could play a less competitive game without teams. Some clients act out the words or phrases and some answer it.
Providing Feedback on Guesses
When clients are well acquainted with the beginners' list of actions you may try something more challenging.
Make your own card list with the names of well-known celebrities, tv sitcoms, songs, and themed actions such as Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s Day.
Charade Clues for Mixed Categories
To indicate a location: Make a circle in the air and point to it, as if pointing in a map.
To indicate a movie: Pretend to hold an old fashioned camera.
To indicate a book: Fold and unfold your hands as if you were opening a book.
To indicate a song: Pretend to be singing with a microphone in one hand.
To indicate plural: Hook little fingers together into each other.
To indicate past-tense: Point with thumb backwards over the shoulder.<
Signals for Vowels
"A" - Place index fingers together to form an "A" frame.
"I" - Point at the corner of one eye with the index finger.
"O" - Middle finger and thumb touching forming an "O".
"U" - Hold hand up showing the back of the hand then fold three finger leaving only the index and the thumb to show a "U".
We'd love to hear your feedback!
Great suggestion, we've added 2 blank pages to the end, one in colour and one light grey.
You can print off several copies of these to write on them.
Good luck :)