Children answer questions without using words that begin with the taboo letter.
- Large alphabet letters
- Beanbag or ball
With this activity, participants will realize that some letters are more commonly used than other when we speak to each other.
- Instruct children to sit in a circle.
- Place the alphabet letters in a bag in the centre of the circle.
- Choose one letter from the bag and place in the center of the circle for everyone to say. This will be the “taboo letter” during the round.
- The first person begins by holding the ball/beanbag. They are the question master and must toss someone the ball/beanbag and ask them a question.
- The child who receives the object must answer the question without using any words that begin with the taboo letter.
- They are now the question master and can ask someone else a question.
- The pattern is repeated.
- If someone uses a taboo letter in their response, they are out.
- Continue until there is one winner or just play for fun.
- Play different rounds with different letters.
- Do not use uncommon letters from the set such as X, Y, and Z.
- There are no foreseeable safety concerns for this activity.
- Was there a taboo letter that made it really difficult to provide an answer?