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From: Participatory communication - Footsteps 117

How to provide opportunities for people to share their ideas and influence change

Here are two fun games that you can play with your friends.

Make up a story

This game gives everyone the chance to add their ideas to a made-up story. The story can be as funny and silly as you like!

Stand or sit in a circle and decide who will go first. This person then starts to tell a story, but after a few sentences they stop and say, ‘And then...’. The person next to them then carries on with the story.

After a few sentences, the second person stops and says, ‘And then...’, passing on to the next person. Carry on like this until everyone has had a turn.

To add variety to the game, put some objects in the centre of the circle: a feather, a cup, a sock and a stick, for example. Everyone then has to include at least one of these objects in their part of the story. 

 

No words

Take it in turns to think of an object and try to describe it without using words. 

For example, if you are thinking of a piece of fruit, you could outline the shape of it with your hands, and then pretend that you are preparing it and eating it. Or if you are thinking of an animal, you could act out the way that it walks, or some other behaviour that is typical of that type of animal.

 

Bible verse memory challenge!

God communicates with us through his word, the Bible. The more we read or listen to the Bible, the more we will understand about God and his love for us.

Can you learn this Bible verse?

‘Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.’
Psalm 119:105

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