This activity involves two people.
- One person stands or sits directly in front of the other with hands behind the back. It is important that this person's arms do not show.
- The front person provides the voices and facial expressions for the scene.
- The person in back extends his or her arms around the front person and is the hands.
- Pick scenes to act out that would involve hand movements such as putting something together, eating at a restaurant, brushing teeth, and washing your face.
- This is fun to do in front of an audience, so get family members or neighbors to watch.
- Let each person have a chance to be the "hands."
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