A simple and short group activity all aimed at making each other crack a smile. Participants take turns in the middle, trying to convince another participant to smile using only the words “I love you, darling, won’t you give me a smile?” The game generates laughter and helps groups build trust and openness through play.
- Help participants build trust and openness through play
Step By Step Instructions
The participants stand or sit in a circle.
One participant in the middle walks to one participant in the circle and says, “I love you, darling, won’t you give me a smile?” The chosen participant must respond, “I love you too, darling, but I just can’t smile,” without smiling.
If the chosen participant cracks a smile, then he or she switches places with the one in the middle. Repeat the cycle 7 to 10 times until the laughter and playfulness in the group reaches a peak.