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Bippity Bippity Bop!

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  1. Start with the entire group in a circle, facing the center.
  2. The leader points to any member of the group and says “Bippity Bippity Bop”.
  3. The person pointed to must say “Bop!” before the leader finishes the phrase.
  4. Alternatively, the leader can point to any member of the group and say only “Bop!” In this case the person pointed to must say nothing.
  5. In the first example the leader is trying to finish the phrase before their opponent. In the second example the leader is trying to trick the opponent into speaking.
  6. Continue this until everyone has the hang of it.
  7. When appropriate, add the following extra rules to the game.
  8. Haunted House. When the leader points to a person and says “Haunted House” the person must crouch like a ghoul and sneer, “Come inside! Come Inside!” while the people on their left and right use their arms to mime a pointed roof.
  9. Hawaii. When the leader points to a person and says “Hawaii” the person must do a hula dance while the people on the left and right become swaying palm trees.
  10. Godzilla. When the leader points to a person and says “Godzilla” that person stomps in place and roars while the people on their left and right cower and scream.
  11. Add new rules of your own or replace these with yours. Once everyone has practiced all the rules you can introduce elimination. If a person is late or messes up, they become the leader. If a person messes up a second time (after being the leader once), they are eliminated.
  12. Continue until you have a winning group of four.

VARIATIONS Very young groups can do the basic version only, with steps 1-5. Older groups can set their own house rules for that particular warm up.

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