The whisper game

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Duration:

5 minutes

Estimated Cost:

Low

Focus

To understand how we can communicate messages through different channels.

Preparation

None

Instructions

1.

Ask the children to sit in a circle.  Explain that you are going to tell one child a message and you would like her to pass it along to the girl sitting next to her, in a whisper.   

2.

Then that girl must tell it to the next etc, etc, until the last girl receives the message. Girls are only allowed to say the saying once – no cheating!   

3.

The last girl must then share the message with everyone.

4.

Leader says aloud what the message was at the beginning.  Was this the same as the final message?   

5.

Explain how sometimes our messages can become different from the truth.   

6.

Do the girls think it is important to tell the truth?  

7.

Reiterate that we must always make sure that if we are repeating things we have heard, that we understand it to be truthful. 

 

Resources

All you need is the message:

My Great Granny was in GFS as a girl and now she runs a group for girls in Gloucester.   

(This can be adapted to suit the age and needs of the group). 

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