Have students sit in two lines facing each other and holding hands. A leader stands at one end with a coin. At the other end is a small object (ball, pen, this can be almost anything small). One line of students is "heads" and the other is "tails". The leader flips the coin and shows it to the two students on their end of the line. The student whose coin-side is flipped responds by squeezing the hand of the person next to them. They then pass the squeeze down the line until the person at the end picks up the small object. Once they've reached the end, the line rotates, with the person next to the leader moving to the other end of the line. The first team to fully rotate back to the first player wins the game. Note: There are many ways to shake this game up a bit. For instance, the player at the end of the line can be blindfolded, or the small object they pick up could be "gross" in some way Materials: a coin and whatever small object is handy
Have the group sit in a circle. Instruct each student to come up with a simple sign they can make using their hands, but making no sounds. Examples include a swipe across the forehead, pulling on their ear, etc. After signs are chosen and shared so that everyone is aware of each other’s signs, one person volunteers to be in the middle. They close their eyes and count to ten. While they do so, the signs begin. A starter makes their sign and then “sends” a sign by doing the sign for someone else. That person “receives” the sign by making their own sign then “sends” by doing the sign for someone else. The person in the middle watches the signs being sent and received. They can turn and move around the circle as needed. When they think they know “where” the sign is, they can guess who has “it.” If they are right, they trade places with the person who was caught. They can ask as often as they like until they are right.
Tap It Out Telephone
This one is played just like the classic "Telephone". But, instead of sitting in a circle and whispering, have two (or more) teams stand in straight lines and draw the word on the next person’s back. The first team that gets to the last person and has the correct word wins.