Hi I’m Eric from etacude and today I’m
going to tell you about the “I can play the pen game” game. You’ve probably seen
this on Facebook or you’ve heard about this game. Today I’m going to tell you
how it works and I’m also going to teach you another game that you can play with
your friends or with your class. If you don’t want it to be spoiled
now’s the time to click away. Okay, I’m going to teach you how to play the pen
game. Okay I can play the pen game. You can play the
pen game. Can you play the pen game? I’m going to show to you one more time and I
want you to figure out how it works. Okay? I can play the pen game. You can play the
pen game. Can you play the pen game? Now you give some of your friends a chance
or you give some of the students a chance to try and play the game and they
can kind of guess how it works. If they figure it out
tell them they can say anything. Everybody should figure it out on their own.
Do you know the answer? Okay. Okay I can play the pen game. You can play the
pen game. Can you play the pen game? It has nothing to do with your actions or
how you say it or who you’re looking at while you’re doing it. You just have to
say “okay” at the start. I want you to try it with your friends and see how quickly
they can figure it out. It’s way more fun knowing the secret behind it then having
to figure it out on your own. But this makes me think of another game that you
can play with your friends or with your students This is called the “I’m going on
vacation game”. I’m going on vacation and I’m taking an apple. Then you ask the
students well if they want to go on vacation with you they have to pick an
item too and if they pick the right item they can go along if they don’t pick the
right item they can come along. How does it work? You make up your own rules. What
are a few rules that you can use? You can use ABCDEFG. I’m going to an island I’m
taking an apple the next person I’m taking a banana I’m taking a cat.
Anything like that. Once you’ve used one and students figure it out then you’ve
got others you can start using. You can also challenge your students or your
friends to come up with their own. Alphabet. A four-letter words. Categories,
it can only be food. A fun one is it can only start with the same letter as their
name. I hope you enjoy using these games. You
can use them with friends or you can use them with your students.
Okay! Can you play the pen game? If you can you can come to the island.