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How to Play Charades

Directions

  1. Choose a player to start the game. The player thinks of a book title, a famous person's name, a saying, a movie title, or a song title to pantomime.
  2. He should choose something with which the others will be familiar. If you like, designate a category like sports or Disney.
  3. The player then pantomimes the word or phrase he's chosen to the other players.
  4. Here are some common clues used in charades:
      To indicate a book, pretend to read a book.
      To indicate a song, pretend to sing.
      To indicate a movie, pretend to crank an old movie camera.
      To indicate the number of words, hold up that many fingers. (Then hold up one finger before pantomiming the first word, two fingers before the second, and so on.)
      To pantomime a word that rhymes with the word you want players to guess, first tug on your ear to say "sounds like."
  5. The first person to guess the word or phrase gets a point.
  6. If you like, divide into teams before playing. Players from each team take turns pantomiming for their teammates. The first team to guess the word or phrase gets a point.
  7. Keep track of the points earned by each player or team.
  8. The one with the most points at the end of the game wins.
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Copyright 2001 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Children's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


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