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What are you doing [1]

Short description

Presentation of answers of the:other:n playing partner:in


Social behaviourImprovisation

Group size



10 minutes



Goal of this exercise is to improve

  • spontaneity

  • creativity

  • the ability to react according to the situation

The children learn to respond spontaneously and imaginatively to questions. And they reflect on what is said by imitating it.


  1. One child asks "What is your favourite thing to do?"

  2. The other answers randomly, e.g. "I brush my teeth!".

  3. The child asking the question then immediately performs this action in pantomime, in our example "brushing my teeth".

  4. Then comes the counter-question: What do you like to do best? Now the other child has to counter with an answer, e.g. "I sing opera arias!

  5. It goes on and on like this!

The funnier the thought-up favorite activities are, the more fun the exercise will be!

This basic exercise is about quickly thinking up an activity and implementing it spontaneously in pantomime!

Background information for further reading

Cognition and consciousness


Self-perception and reflection

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