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6 Communication Games and Activities for Kids

6 Communication Games and Activities for Kids

Do you need to bless your kid to be a talented personality who can pass life challenges easily? If so, he should definitely possess unique characteristics such as good communication skills, decision-making skills and the ability to work as a team when there is a challenging objective. So, the pre-childhood development programs should always be enriched with communication games and activities for kids to create the personalities expecting for future world challenges. Hence, here are a few choices for you.

The object identifying communication games and activities for kids!

This is an amazing group activity that can be executed with four or five kids at once. Here, one of the selected players should closely tight his eyes or others should knock his eyes with a piece of clothing. Next, the other players supposed to select an object and describe its features. Everyone will get a chance to describe the object. And, the middle blindfolded player also can ask questions to clarify what is the object. If he or she named it correctly, marks will be added. Likewise, all the kids can be the middle player and communicate with others to find out the object.

Whispering telephone game with kids

You can plan this game with any selected number of kids. Probably, ten or fifteen members are ideal. First, all the members should stand or sit down in a circle. A train of phone calls is also a good idea. Next, the teacher gives a message to the first kid by whispering in his ears. Then, the first kid passes the message in the same way for the second. Likewise, the whole rotation carried out until the last kid. 

Then, the last kids who are at the end of the chain should loudly announce the message he received. Next, the first member also should do the same and the teacher should be agreed with the message presented by the first participants. Probably, these two messages are differing as a result of poor or misleading communication. Thus, it is recommending to practice the same game until the student gets to know how to pass a message as they received without harming the original meaning. Similarly, it gives an idea that how the gossips arise.

Creating stories through given pictures!

The visual, auditory and verbal communication methods are equally important in generating ideas, and sharing those with others. So, this is an ideal game to boost all these skills of a kid. 

Here, the teacher should present six to eight picture frames and ask a kid to create a story through those pictures. Often, this game can be executed as a group activity or individual activity. Often, it is recommended to prepare a few sets of picture frames and distribute those among students to create stories. 

Even though a few students have received the same set of frames, the stories they are preparing can be varied. So, try to share the message the communication may change as the way they grab ideas and how they share those with others.

Singing competitions and guessing the meanings!

Communication does not mean only sharing a verbal set of words that can be presented as a story or speech. Thus, singing songs, creating poems and realizing meanings that are hidden inside creative poems are also important. 

Thus, singing competitions are one of the best ways to activate kids curiosity to communicate. So, teachers can divide the classroom into two groups. And start with a song given by the teacher. Then ask the leading group to stop the song once the planned signal comes. Often, a bell, clap or any other specific sound can be used as the signal. 

Next, once the first group end the game, the second group should start the song with an ended letter. If they failed to find a song from that letter, the chance again goes to the first group and the second one receive zero marks. 

Often, the game can be combined with guessing meanings too. But, it can take a complex nature. Sometimes, mixing two games can make it bored.

Acting an emotion that has printed on a piece of paper!

Here you can take fifteen to twenty emojis printed on the sheets. Or else, ask your kids to draw the pictures to display different emotions. The second method can make the game more engaging. But, if the teacher is doubtful on whether the pictures will not be clear enough to act, make it a group work and let students select a single student from each group who is good at creating arts. 

Once the cards are ready, collect all of them and randomly share them among kids. Now, the kids supposed to act the picture printed or drawn on the paper. So, they understand the way of communicating without words (non-verbal communication).

Leader changing game

This is again a powerful game that can enhance the non-verbal communication of kids. So, the teacher supposed to advise starting the game and, all the students stand in a circle. The initial leader should act the something. Then, others should imitate it. Once he finishes, he should share a signal for the next appointing leader. Likewise, all the students must act the leader’s role throughout the game and the action they are performing should not be the same.

The last tips!

Even though we have highlighted only a few communication games and activities for kids, there are an array of choices to improve verbal and non-verbal communication. Information transmission or communication is the number one quality of personality. Thus, improving this social skill is a massive responsibility of both teachers and parents who are looking after preschool and primary level students. Following this simple strategy will gift a talented, unique personality for the developing technical and industrial era.

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Chamodi Lakshika
I, Chamodi Lakshika as an undergraduate of psychological studies hold the declaration of this site as the main author. The experiences and practical knowledge gained through my journey as a student of psychology were the shadows of this site. Throughout my journey in the field, I realised that there is a huge gap in the field of psychology when considering the reader's interest. This is mostly due to the advanced vocabulary and the way of presenting the information. Thus, I took the responsibility of publishing easy to read but informative contents to fill this gap with the help of my team. Hope you will enjoy the writings and grab the valuable facts published under the theme.


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