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.
- 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.