This activity is perfect for building a child’s confidence and stretching their imagination as they act out their favourite story books. The other players must pay close attention to guess the name of the book – great for practising listening and concentration skills.
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For younger players, choose four or five books together and ask them to guess which one is being acted out. They may also like acting out their book with the help of a grown up.
About the activity
Ask the children whether they would like to think of their own books to act out or choose book titles that they’re familiar with from a hat.
Some popular choices might be:
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar (eat through all the food, spin yourself into a cocoon and transform into a butterfly)
- The Gruffalo (feel the spikes on your back and the poisonous wart at the end of your noise)
- Where the Wild Things Are (roar, stomp and become ‘king of all the wild things’ before sailing home for your hot supper)
- Alice in Wonderland (pretend to fall down the rabbit hole, sip from the ‘Drink Me’ bottle and shrink to fit through the door)
- Peter Pan (fly to Neverland and sword fight with Captain Hook)
The other players have to guess the title of the book and the first person to guess correctly takes the next turn.