This game makes a great audience game for those times when you need to keep your crowd together. It will work for any size crowd; just know that the larger the crowd, the longer the game.
Have an adult volunteer come up front to be the “caller”. Ask all the students in the room to stand up. Tell them to pick a number between 1 and 5 and then put that number of fingers up to their forehead and hold it there.
Count “1-2-3, hold.” (Students should now have their number set on their forehead.) The “caller” (who is facing the opposite direction and can’t see the crowd) calls out a number between 1 and 5. Anyone holding up the number that was called out must sit down.
At this point, students are allowed to pick another number (or keep the same one) and the game continues. If a student’s number is called out, they are out of the game. Continue until there are only 2 students left. They can have the same number, and risk BOTH being eliminated, or choose separate numbers and try to win it all.
Give out a prize to the winner.
NOTE: This is a great game to take a picture of. The students look really goofy holding their fingers on their foreheads. Everyone will get a laugh later.
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