All players must guess the name of the animal whose sign is taped to its back. To discover out, they can ask the other players for hints, who will only respond with YES or NO. Activity used with permission from Sharing Nature Worldwide.®
Make a list of the names of wild creatures, preferably those that the participants are familiar with.
Choose a large, flat plot of ground near the forest.
Write these names in large print on pieces of wide tape.
Place a label on the back of each participant at the start of the game so that it is not visible to them.
Make it very clear to the participants that the names written on each other’s backs are not to be revealed.
Tell them that they cannot ask the same person two questions in a succession, but that they must ask one question per person and therefore switch people until they get the name on their card.
Define the person who will be the game’s judge.
Determine an audible cue to begin and terminate this exercise.
If required, ask all participants to store their phones or other electronic devices in a bag that you will keep in a secure location, noting that they will be returned to them at the conclusion of the activity or events.
The activity of this stage is almost a game, simple and motivating. Create interest and anticipation for what is to come. This stage is recreational and invites them to participate, “to dip their feet” in God’s creation.