Telephone

by Melissa Ratsch


(Spokane, WA)

This is played just like the game of telephone but you use signs instead of talking. You have the students line up in equal groups, at least 5-6 people per line. The first person in each line faces the teacher while all the others in line turn their backs. The teacher signs a short sentence, in ASL, one time. The first people in line watches the sentence being signed then turns and taps the person behind them and signs the sentence exactly as they saw it. They can only sign it ONE time. This goes on until the last person sees the sentence. The last one in line signs the sentence for the teacher and he/she determines which team came the closest to the original sentence!