Rain Making


This game is aimed at young children and involves a lot of cooperation and group togetherness. Divide the group into three smaller teams. Explain that they are going to create a rainstorm by making four simple sounds in a round. The sounds are as follows:

  • Drizzle – gently rub your palms together to produce a whispering noise
  • Light rain – move your hands up and down in opposite directions, with the palms brushing against each other, as if you are brushing sand off the palms.
  • Heavy rain – clap your hands together.
  • Hail – cup your palms and clap them against your thighs.

Start off group one with making drizzle. Once that’s under way turn and signal to group two to start with drizzle, then group three. Turn back to group one and get them to start light rain whilst the other maintain their drizzle, then turn to group two and do the same, then group three. Keep the round alive until all segments are making hail. Then work backwards so that group one stop hailing and make heavy rain, then two, then three, until you work back through light rain to drizzle and then silence!


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