Monkey in the Middle
An icebreaker, drama, circle game for junior youth
Also known as: Funny Faces, Make Them Laugh
- Play anywhere
- Standard (15 - 45 mins)
- No cost
- No Mess
- No Prep
How To Play Monkey in the Middle
For this icebreaker game, you'll need to form a circle with chairs. You have one person in the middle. You can call that person the monkey in the middle.
The monkey in the middle can be blindfolded or close their eyes. While having their eyes closed, they spin around 3 times with their finger pointed out. They stop, open their eyes. The person they are pointing at is their challenge.
They have to do something while staying in the circle to get them to laugh. Either by making a funny face or doing some kind of goofy dance. If the person sitting down laughs, they get up and it's their turn. If they don't laugh the person in the middle has to close their eyes and start over again with a new person. The time limit to get someone to laugh is 2 minutes tops.
on 28 September 2009