Need some human connection in your life? Level up your Facetime and Zoom calls with one of these fun and simple games:
Charades is classic game, beloved by generations. It requires quick thinking and creativity. It's easily played over FaceTime because no items or materials are required in order to play it. And best of all, there's no mess or clean-up.
How to play:
First, use your imagination to choose a person, place, or thing. You can easily choose basic things if you're playing with a child (alligator, brushing your teeth, banana, etc.) or you can make things more complicated if you're playing with another adult.
Here are some examples:
Examples of People:
1. The Incredible Hulk
2. Oprah Winfrey
3. Harry Potter
4. Security Guard
Examples of Places:
2. New York City
5. The North Pole
Examples of Things (books, food, instrument, etc.)
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
3. Corn on the Cob
5. French Fries
Examples of Actions:
1. Doing laundry
2. Cooking pancakes
4. Shooting a Bow & Arrow
Next, there are some universal Charades gestures that can get you started acting out your word or phrase:
For a book, put your hands together and then open them like a book.
For a movie, pretend you are cranking an old-fashioned movie camera.
To indicate how many words you'll be acting out, hold up the number of fingers.
To indicate which word you will be acting out in this moment, hold up the number of fingers.
To indicate you will be acting out a small word, hold your forefinger and thumb close together.
To indicate that a word "sounds like", tug you ear.