It’s essential that kids should be taught why cheating during a game or in school is never the right choice. Teachers and parents should explain them how cheating can seem an easy way out, but can also bring harmful consequences later on.
Why do kids love playing games? The simplest possible way to answer this question is because it’s so much fun. When the weather is favorable, you can engage them in a number of games and activities that help banish boredom. But, when it’s time to burn off some pent-up energy indoors, you can find interesting games to play besides video games.
Take the ‘Heads Up, Seven Up’ game for example. It’s innovative as well as challenging, and has the ability to keep kids interested for at least an hour. So, what are we waiting for? Let’s go over the rules and instructions to play the ‘Head Up, Seven Up’ game, and have a ball.
How to Play ‘Heads Up, Seven Up’
Depending on where the kids are playing the game, ensure that there’s a table that can be used to lay their heads on. Gather all the players, anywhere between 6 to 14 or over, and have them sit in front of you to understand the game’s rules.
★ Pick a team of 7 players and ask them to stand in front of everyone. The other players will find a place to sit.
★ One of the 7 players or you (the referee of sorts) says, “Heads down, thumbs up.” At this time, all the seated players will close their eyes and put their heads down on the table or a pillow. Next, they will stretch their right arm out and keep the thumb up as well. As they do this, make sure all the seated players have their eyes closed and no one is peeking.
★ One by one, each of the 7 standing players will walk around the room quietly and touch one seated player’s thumb or tap on the back.
★ As and when the seated players’ thumbs get touched, they will keep their heads down and lower their thumbs.
★ The 7 players will go back to their starting position, standing in front of everyone.
★ Again, one of the 7 players or the referee will say, “Heads up, seven up.”
★ All the players will raise their heads. However, the players whose thumbs are down will stand up as well.
★ Once they are standing in their place, each player has to guess which of the 7 standing players touched their thumb.
★ If a seated player guesses correctly, he/she will take that standing player’s place. If the guess is wrong, the seated player will have to play the next round.
★ Once everyone is done guessing within the time limit, you can wipe the slate clean and start all over again.
Rules to Follow
★ Invite as many people as you can to play the game. However, you can play the game with a small group of 6 or 7 players as well.
★ Players who have kept their heads down cannot peak or lift their heads to see who tagged them.
★ Each round of the game consists of 10 minutes. So, if the players cannot guess who tagged them accurately within the time limit automatically lose, and will stay in their spots for the second round.
Ask someone to keep an eye on all the players to make sure that no one is cheating during the game. If you suspect foul play from the players who have their heads down, tie a piece of cloth around their eyes to prevent it.