Dr. Snooze

For Middle Level & Elementary


Community Level 2 - Familiar


Materials: None

How To Play: How To Play: One player volunteers or is selected to be the guesser and leaves the room. While the guesser is out, the rest of the class chooses a "Dr. Snooze." Dr. Snooze can put other people to sleep with the wink of her eye. After the guesser is invited back into the circle, Dr. Snooze covertly winks to hide his/her identity from the guesser. As Dr. Snooze winks at other players, they pretend to fall asleep by closing their eyes or resting their heads. The guesser tries to determine which player is Dr. Snooze before everyone in the room is asleep. When the guesser identifies Dr. Snooze, the game can continue with a new guesser and a new Dr. Snooze.

Plan for Success: Model and practice how to wink in a sneaky way so players have a chance to feel comfortable winking before they are chosen to be Dr. Snooze. Also some younger students may not be able to wink and instead could blink to put someone to sleep.

Variations: Frogger or Frog Detective is another version of this game. Instead of a winking , the player chosen to be the frog sticks out her tongue to put people to sleep.

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