What are you doing?

A silly mime game to get your group laughing


This is an entertaining mime game that will get the whole group laughing. What wild and silly answers can you think of to the question “What are you doing?”

How to play

All sit in a circle, or if you are online, with cameras on so you can all see each other.

One player goes into the centre and begins to mime something (for example, playing a flute).

Another player goes into the centre and says “Hello, what are you doing?”

The mimer responds by saying something obviously inappropriate (perhaps washing an elephant or walking a tightrope)

The second player has to mime the action suggested while the first player sits down. When they have had a moment or two to wash their elephant (or whatever) another player joins them and asks “what are you doing?”

Continue until every player has had a turn.

Take it further

This is taken from the book Games, Games, Games, a publication with around 250 group games. The games are essentially co-operative in nature and develop skills and attitudes which encourage learning together and supporting one another.

If you enjoyed playing this game in your group, you could also try playing The Rule of the Game.

It is great we are starting to have face to face activities again – make sure you and your group stay safe by following our latest guidelines on physical meetings.

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