Telephone

This classic game can be played in almost any setting.
Setup

1. Children sit in a circle (either at the table or on the floor).
2. One person is designated as the Leader to start the game.

How to Play

1. The leader whispers some silly phrase (such as “bizarre birthdays are a bit bizarre!”) into the ear of the person sitting next to them.
2. They in turn whisper what they heard to the person next to them, who then whispers it to the person next to them, and so on.
3. Finally the last person will whisper the phrase into the leader's ear. The phrase is then spoken out loud... usually to gales of laughter, since the phrase has often morphed into something far different from the original statement.
4. The leader then selects the next leader.

Tips

The direction that the phrase travels doesn't matter as long as it stays the same for each round. Switching it up clockwise and counter-clockwise is fun!

Stats
Activity Length
5 - 15 minutes
Age
Preschool
School-age
Tween
Teen
Competitiveness
Non-competitive (cooperative)
Difficulty
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Indoor/Outdoor
Either
Mess Factor
Clean and tidy
Noise Level
Quiet
Number of Players
5 to 10
10 to 20
20+
Prep Time
No prep time needed!
Space Needed
Small (a clearable open space the size of a 1-car garage)
Team Division
All together now! (everyone works together)