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A back room with folding doors makes a very nice theater for acting charades. Almost anything may be used for dressing up, shawls, antimacassars, table cloths, handkerchiefs, cast off dresses, or a dressing gown. The latter is a very useful garment in representing an old gentleman, while tow or white fire shavings make excellent wigs.

The great thing in a charade is to try and puzzle your audience as much as you can. You must choose a word of two or more syllables, such as Bagpipe. First you must act the word Bag, and be sure that the word is mentioned, though you must be careful to bring it in in such a way that the audience shall not guess it is the word you are acting.

Next comes the word Pipe, and this must be brought in in the same manner. When you have acted the two syllables, you must act the whole: Bagpipe.

Before beginning the charade, you should arrange who is to bring in the charade word or syllable. You must also settle what you are going to say, or at least, what the act is to be about. Let every scene be well thought out and be as short as possible. You must be as quick as ever you can between the acts, for all the fun will be spoiled if you keep your audience waiting. If you have no curtain or screen, the actors must simply walk off the stage at the end of the scenes.

To act charades well, one requires a little practice and plenty of good temper, for, of course, only one or two can take principal parts, and therefore some of the children must be content to take the smaller ones. It is a good plan to take it in turns to play the best parts, and if the elder children are kind and thoughtful, they will try to make some easy little parts, so that their younger brothers and sisters may also join in the fun. Here we give you a very simple charade, the words of which you may learn, and then act, after which you will very likely be able to make up charades for yourselves.

About Kids Games:

All over the world kids love to play activities and games. By playing games and activities they learn to motor skills along, social skills along with developing special skills in the games themselves, however with these games chlidren do not see them not as learning experience but rather a whole lot of fun. Here at you can find guides and instructions to many ‘old fashioned’ or traditional games which are being played less and less due to increased sophistication and availability in electronic games. Although a lot of these games where originally written with kids in mind they be easily adapted and incorporated as activities for Parties, Youth Groups and Social Groups. Lanterntree is the place to find find ideas for games for both children and adults for events such as birthdays, party, social events, groups, fund raising events, Christmas day, showers or any other occasion you can think of.


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 Nursery Rhymes

A nursery rhyme is a traditional song or poem taught to young children, originally in the nursery. Learning nursery rhymes lyrics assists in the development of vocabulary and in some cases basic counting skills. It also introduces children to enjoy music. Often actions, movement or dances are associated with these nursery rhymes and children songs.

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