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Rain Maker

This game involves a large crowd. Explain that you are going to do something once thought impossible: with their help you will make it rain inside.

Divide into 3-4 groups where they are sitting (left, left middle, right middle, and right…sides of the room). Explain that they MUST be absolutely quiet and watch you tell them what to do for this to work. Point to the left side and have them quietly rub their hands together back and forth. Then bring in the next group, and the next, until all are doing it (gets louder as you go).

After the last group has joined in, go back to the first group and get them snapping their fingers, then the next group and so on. Then back to group one to begin patting their hands on their legs…on to the other groups.

Then back to group one to begin patting harder and stomping their feet on the floor…on then to the other groups.

You can do this process in reverse…back to patting legs, then back to snapping, back to rubbing hands, then back to silence. If it is done right, you will hear your rainstorm!

The Point(s):

  1. Things aren't always what they seem (see related trivia below).

  2. Gets their attention before you speak.

Added by Young Life

Related Trivia: Peter Jackson used an entire stadium of people to create the sounds of the Orc Wars in The Lord of The Rings movies.

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   rain maker         3/15/2016 1:05:34 PM

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   Marianne         5/29/2013 5:37:00 PM

Tried this one with a whole elementary school (kindergarten to grade 6). perfect filler activity. Love all of these


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