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We've Got the Power

In this circle game, turn up the energy and see it increase through the actions or sounds of your peers. The first player stars with any random, silly action or sound – but very, very quietly. Then, the next person repeats the action or sound but just a tiny bit louder. Go all the way around the circle and see that energy pick-up!

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Plan

  • If you were to start the game with an animal noise, what animal noise would you use?
  • If you were to start the game with an action, what action would you use?
  • How long do you think it will take before maximum energy is reached?

Do

  • Play the game!
  • Instructions: The first player stars with any random, silly action or sound – but very, very quietly. Then, the next person repeats the action or sound but just a tiny bit louder. Go all the way around the circle and see that energy pick-up!

Review

  • How quickly did the energy build?
  • Did you run out of energy?  Or was there always enough energy?

Keep it Simple

  • Start simple by choosing a sound that everyone can make - be careful not to choose something that will hurt to make it loud (e.g. clapping your hands hard). Choose a sound that everyone can make, like an animal noise.

Take it Further

  • Include multiple sounds and actions together