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Albert Einstein

The Rain
a SlowTech Game

* Age:                  6 +
* Participants:    6 - 20
* Place:                indoor and outdoor
* Material:        -
* Organization:  circle
* Objectives:      cooperation / concentration / patience /  calming down
                              the group  / sensitivity to others / observing skills
* Description:

Participants make a circle quite relaxed. The leader asks the group to calm down and observe his/her movements with the hands and fingers. The objective of the game is to simulate together the sound of the rain. Then the leader begins and claps with one finger on the opposite hand and passes this little ?rain noise? to the person left to him in the circle. This person takes the ?finger-clap? and passes it to the person to his left. And so it goes on until the whole group is clapping with one finger. Now the rain becomes stronger. The play leader passes a clap with three fingers, then five fingers, then he claps on his feet and the rain is getting stronger and stronger. At a certain point the storm is calming down and the rain is getting weaker, clapping with 5, than 3 fingers, and at the end only with one finger before stopping the rain.

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