Play at Home: Covid Greetings

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Komla in Ghana loves showing off his new moves to friends when he is practicing social distancing. What will be your favourite move?

Let's surprise our friends with creative greetings while we are practising social distancing.

Right To Play Trainer, Farzana in Pakistan, plays this fun game with her son, Aariz, and daughter, Haaniyah, as they come up new ways of greeting one another without touching.


  • Number of players: 2 or more
  • Age: Suitable for all ages
  • You need: Nothing

How to Play

  1. Each player comes up with a new way to greet someone that doesn't involve touching. Each greeting should have a sound and a gesture.
  2. One player does their greeting and then the others do it back, until everyone has shown off their greetings.
  3. Come up with situations where people touch one another (e.g. to say goodbye) and make up gestures and sounds you can do instead.

Discussion
At Right To Play, we use play to teach important life lessons and skills in ways that engage children and youth of all ages. All our games include a Reflect-Connect-Apply (RCA) section that reinforces the lesson or skill that the game is designed to teach through a guided discussion with the participants.

Why is it important not to touch one another while greeting?
Which greeting did you like the most and why?

Download Game PDF here