To learn something about another person without talking.
- Divide the group into pairs – try to make mix the group into pairs of folks who don’t know each other well.
- Ask the participants to introduce themselves to their partner.
- Instruct the group that from this point forward, speaking is not allowed. This includes whispering, mouthing words, and making sounds, too!
- Inform the group that they must tell their partner 3 things about themselves without speaking, similar to a charades game. These things can not be physical characteristics.
- Once all of the partners have finished miming to each other, call everyone back into a circle.
- Ask for each pair to verbally introduce their partner to the group, as well as the three things that they learned (or think they learned).
If you are working with very young children, you can do this as a group activity, where one child acts out a hobby for the group to guess.