Name of Group Game: The Alphabet Back Game
Small Game (3 - 9 people)
Medium Game (10 - 19 people)
Age: Elementary School – Middle School
Time: 10 - 15 minutes
Summary: Trace the letter on your partner's back and have them guess the secret letter!
Goal: The group to correctly guess the most letters wins the game.
- Pen and paper
How to Play The Alphabet Back Game:
1. Split everyone into pairs. Ask one volunteer from each group comes up to the front.
2. Secretly write down a letter on the piece of paper and show the letter to the volunteers. The volunteers are not allowed to speak, say the letter, or give any hints to their partners.
3. When you say “go”, the volunteer traces the letter on the back of their partner using only their finger.
4. If the partner figures out the letter, the partner must raise his/her hand and share what he/she thinks the letter is. If the letter is correct, the pair receives one point. If the letter is incorrect, the game continues until one pair guesses the letter correctly. The group with the most points wins the game.
For middle school aged kids, you can write down three or four letter words instead of one letter. The partners will then try to guess each letter written on their backs in sequence, and then combine all the letters to form the secret word. Whoever correctly guesses the word wins a point for their team.
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