You or your child have probably played charades. In a traditional game of charades, one person draws a word, for example, "angry." Without talking, that person acts out the word — shaking a fist, stomping, growling — any actions that seem angry. Eventually, someone in the group guesses correctly.
How does someone with a visual impairment play charades? They can play it well. Try these versions.
Follow the game's instructions below, or
- Your leader chooses a word and lets all players know it, except one person who is "the actor."
- Everybody else helps the actor act out the word by moving the person's body into the right position or guiding the person to make a movement.
- The actor has to guess what the word or phrase is.
- Your leader chooses a word and lets only two players see it.
- These two players work together. One of the players acts out the word or phrase where only his partner can see him — maybe around a corner or standing behind the other players.
- The partner is the only one who can see what is being acted out and describes the actions to the rest of the players.
- The rest of the players have to guess the answer, based only on the description.
Suggested Words for Charades
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