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Heads Up Seven Up

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Heads Up Seven Up

This is a great game for children to get to know each other and a quick and fun game for children to guess who picked them. 

Materials Required:

  • You need a group of 14 children for this game.

What To Do:

  • Pick 7 of them and ask them to come to the front.
  • The remaining 7 sit with their heads down and thumbs up.
  • Now you need to ask the 7 who are standing in the front, to go around a child and then touch either of their thumbs.
  • They need to come back to their places.
  • Now you need to say, “heads up, seven up” and the kids at the desk need to stand and guess who touched their thumb.
  • If they guess correctly, they switch places.
  • The rest remain in the same place and continue with the next round.

Hints and Tips:

  • As the name goes, you need 14 kids. But you can do it with more or less a number of kids too.
  • Accordingly, you can change the phrase, ‘heads up seven up’ based on the number of heads.
  • Even if you have odd number of kids, you can manage by introducing yourself into the game or asking a kid to touch the thumbs of 2 kids.
  • The idea is to touch and put the thumbs down, but some kids may be hard on doing this. So, we restrict touching the thumb alone.
  • This game makes the kids to interact with each other, thus developing their social skills in them.
  • The kids learn to recognize their classmates by their names which is very essential.
  • It enables a kid to guess by means of manipulation at times. Say a kid observes who has touched whose thumb and then the child correlates and finally comes out with the correct answer as to who has touched his/her thumb.
  • The child builds on language skills and learns to communicate through this game.

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Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 3 year+
  • Number of Children: Large Group (5 or more)
  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play
  • Games Categories: Indoor Games, Social and Emotional
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 3
Created On January 14, 2023 Last modified on Saturday, January 14, 2023
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