Friday, December 7, 2012


Location: Indoors
Minutes 5-15
Formation Circle
Activity level Low
Age levels: Youth-adult, older, intergenerational
People 8-15
Supplies None

Instructions: Have everyone sit in a tight circle.  Explain to the participants that they are about to be reinvented as a person.  They will be told who they are, where they are, and what they are doing.  Have everyone think of a famous person.  Then each person whispers to the person on their right whom he or she was thinking of. 

For example, If Angie is sitting to the left of Andy, Angie would whisper Little Red Riding Hood in his ear.  Andy is now Little Red Riding Hood.  Angie and everyone else in the circle should also know who they are any famous person or character. 
1. ......Angie whispers----->Little Red Riding Hood-----> to Andy
Remind the players to remember who they are.
Now everyone leans to the left and whispers where the person on his or her left is.  Andy, without any clue as to who she is, will now tell Angie where she is.  For example, Andy could tell Angie she is at the North Pole.  Andy and everyone else in the circle should now know who they are and where they are. 
2. To Angie <-----north andy="andy" pole="pole" span="span" whispers="whispers">

Have everyone stand up and change seats.  Again, have everyone whisper to the person on their right what that person is doing.  They can be doing anything from taking a nap to playing in the Super Bowl.  At this point the players should know who they are, where they are, and what they are doing. 
3. ......Angie whispers-----You are taking a nap-----> to Bill

Now, take turns going around the circle and one by one act out whom he or she is, where he or she is, and what he or she is doing, while the rest of the group tries to guess.

Leader's Hints:  This can be a fun game to help participants loosen up some and meet at least three people.  Don't make the person act out his or her new found identity for too long.  If the group can't guess it quickly, just let the player tell who he or she is.  If you want to play the more advanced version, have each tell each other what his or her person is wearing as well. 

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