Signed Zombie 2.

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. Moreover, in this version, your social skills will also evolve.

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. 

Up to this point, the same thing happens as in Signed Zombie 1 Activity. The „threatened” participant in this game can’t save himself with just signing someone’s name or sign: he can ask for help from those around him, using only eye contact (while the Zombie is steadily moving towards him, trying to catch him). Anyone who notices that the threatened participant is asking for help and made eye contact with him, can save him from the Zombie: he or she rushes to the Zombie, touches his shoulder, and redirects him to another victim, showing his sign. The Zombie thus heads for its new victim. Who can also ask for help with his eyes. If no one saves the participant, 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! | Asking for help | Good help | When the group needs me?

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. Recommended to play after Signed Zombie 1. activity

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.