Friday, November 30, 2012


We played this game last week for Thanksgiving.  The patients loved it, and we were able to connect it to our daily theme.

The game is similar to musical chairs.  To play the game, have each person choose a Thanksgiving name, such as pumpkin pie, potatoes, gravy, whipped cream, cranberries, etc.  One person is "it" and stands in the middle of the circle.  Everyone else sits on a chair.

The person who is "it" calls out two names, for example cranberries and pumpkin pie.  Those two people then change places.  The person may call out names as fast as they want, repeatedly call the same name, or even call out three names at a time--all to make it more interesting and challenging for the players.  Play continues until the person who is "it" calls out "Cornucopia!"  At this time, everyone has to get up and change seats, the person who is "it" finds a chair, and the person who did not get a seat becomes the new "it."

We used this game to talk about boundaries.  After playing the game for a while, we had everyone move their chairs closer together.  We discussed how personal space varies from person to person and how the game forced people to get in each other's space.

Game found online here

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