When you can’t play together, you can play together apart.
With thousands of kids likely to be stuck inside for weeks at a time across the world due to the coronavirus I wanted to do something to help them (and those who are looking after them!).
I’m pulling together ideas of fun activities that can be played via video chat so you can stay in touch with family and friends.
Just because we’re avoiding social contact and some of us are self-isolating we don’t have to lose touch with people or stop having fun where we can!
If you have any ideas or feedback please email email@example.com.
Copy the movements and facial expressions of the other player. Who will come up with the weirdest things and can you keep up with them?!
The mover pulls funny faces and/or moves around, e.g.
- put one finger on your nose
- then put the other finger on your ear
- swap them over
- stick out your tongue
- jump up and down
The copier has to copy them.
You can play this with or without sounds you have to copy too (without makes this a good quiet game to play in restaurants and other places).
Make it easier – go for slow and obvious movements. Pause between each change. Go back to normal in between changes.
Make it harder – go for subtle and small movements. Combine lots of changes on top of each other.
Suggested ground rules