Group Size: 5-10
Time: 10-20 minutes
Effective Group Age: 6 and above
How to play the Human Spelling:
This game works best as a icebreaker if you do not know the names of players in the team.
- A random player is chosen to start the proceedings.
- He must use his body to form the shapes of alphabets which make up his letter.
For example if the name of a player is Dan, he will curl his hand around the belly forming a D, Do a hand stretch resembling an A and put his left hand up while his right hand down the shoulders resembling ‘N’.
- The other players take turns in guessing the alphabets and thereby guessing his name.
- Use short names in case of long names. Alex will do for Alexander, Stan will do for Stanley etc.
- Do not take difficult postures as it may injure the players.
- This game can also be played as a competition by awarding one point for each correct guess.
- As an icebreaker activity, human spelling helps to know the names of everyone in the group.
- The skill of demonstration is also tested by the game.
- This game also helps to improve guessing power by interpreting the gestures.