Vivid Expressions | Resources

We love to hear from our customers after they have received our order and raving about how they find the Vivid Expressions products useful at their home/school. We have decided to create this free resources page where we will post game/activity ideas for you to play with your families, students, friends, colleagues and even strangers (remember sharing is caring). 😉 Be sure to come back again and check us out as we continue to add in more activities.

HANDSHAPE FLASHCARDS ACTIVITIES 

Game 1 – How many signs?

Goal: Be the first player to reach 39 points.
Equipment: Handshape Flashcards, Die, & Timer
Players: Minimum of 2
Age: 4+
Insert 6 cards into the die and roll it.

Whatever hand shape comes up; you must think of a sign correlating to that handshape within 30 seconds or lose a turn. Each new sign gets a point. Keep rolling the die and coming up with new signs until you can’t think of a sign and then the die goes to the next person for their turn. Each card has one point and you should keep going until someone has reached 39 points in which case the winner should do a victory dance!

Game 2 – Storytelling with your child.
Goal: To create stories and to teach your child Auslan.
Equipment: Handshape Flashcards.
Players: Minimum of 2.
Age: 2+

Ask your child to pick 5 to 7 cards and then put them into whatever order they would like. You now need to make a story that makes sense using only the handshapes chosen and in order. The funnier the better! Another version of this game is to use the die with your child and see what stories you can come up with. Bonus points for using the same signs more than twice!

Game 3 – Linked Storytelling.
Goal: Be the first player to reach 39 points.
Equipment: Handshape Flashcards.
Players: Minimum of 2.
Groups of 2 or 4 people against each other.
Age: 6+

Pick a card, and choose a sign based on the handshape chosen. The next person does the same, and so on until it is your turn again. Choose another card to put next to your first card – the sign must link to the first card and you must keep going until you have the most cards. For example, ‘flat hand’ = shark, ‘claw’ = bite, ‘finger pointing’ = you; shark bites you! IMPORTANT! Your story must make sense! Each card has one point and you should keep going until someone has reached 39 points in which case the winner should do a victory dance!

Game 4 – Think Quick!
Goal: Be the only person left standing.
Alternate goal: Have the most cards.
Equipment: Handshape Flashcards.
Players: Minimum of 4.
Age: 6+

The leader of the group picks up one card and everyone should take a turn to think of a sign correlating to the handshape chosen. For example: ‘flat hand’: shark, bed, smack, and so on. The first person who can’t think of a sign has to leave the game. The next person should choose a new card and this should continue until there is only one person left! Alternatively, the person who comes up with the most signs correlating to the handshape should keep the card, and the game should continue until all 39 cards have been played. The winner would be the person who has the most cards.

Enjoy!

Come share your new game ideas and photos on our Facebook page! The best ideas will be chosen and shared on this page with the above games. We are always thinking of exciting new Auslan-based products for you and your families and friends to share and enjoy, so like us on Facebook for updates.