Signed Zombie 1.

You had a secret desire to try once what it might be like to be a zombie? Or just the opposite, would you rather be a zombie hunter? In this activity, you can experience both while learning and practicing Sign Language.

Details of activity

Function

Focusing | Get into the situation | Creating a focus | Active involvement and presence | Practising signs

Description

Starting point: each participant chooses one of the previously learned signs (eg name signs, fruits, animals), together we memorize who has what sign. We are in a circle with a selected participant in the middle. We are in a circle, in the middle is a selected participant, he is the Zombie. 

It’s his job to catch someone and get him in the middle instead. You can achieve this by picking someone up, turning to them, and moving slowly, with a “zombie walk,” toward them. The „threatened” participant can save himself with signing someone’s name or sign: this way he can guide the Zombie towards another victim (while the Zombie is steadily moving towards him, trying to catch him). The Zombie thus heads for its new victim. Who can also sign someone else’s name or sign. If he can’t sign anything or too slow, the Zombie catches him, so he stands in the middle of the circle, he becomes the new Zombie.

Eligible competencies, skills, attitudes

Memory | Visual memory | Accuracy of signing | Concentration | Cooperation | Physical expression | Don't be afraid to make mistakes! | Take advantage of the opportunities that arise from the error! | Confident speech or performance in front of the group

Related or background activity

If we play the activity with definite Sign Language signs, the activity has to be preceded by the joint learning and memorization of signs, according to the topic.

Form of work

Whole group in circle (8 people mnimum)

Time of activity

10 – 15 minutes 

Age group

Tool, material

Difficulty

Over 8 years of age

2

Deaf Culture / awareness / discussion

Other

If we play the activity with definite Sign Language signs, the activity has to be preceded by the joint learning and memorization of signs, according to the topic.

If we are not playing with name signss, we need to know at least as many characters from the given topic as we have participants, since everyone needs a separate character.

The activity is suitable for practicing name signs, a good starting game in a longer training process.