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Unleash Your Inner Animal: A Fun Family Game with Animal Affirmation Cards

Looking for a fun, creative, and engaging activity that brings the whole family together? The "I CAN BE ANYTHING" animal affirmation cards are not just for inspiring positive thoughts—they can also spark a lively and entertaining game that will have everyone laughing and guessing. Imagine a game where you get to act out different animals and have your family guess which one you are. Intrigued? Let's dive into how you can turn these affirmation cards into an exciting game of charades with an animal twist!


What You Need

  • I CAN BE ANYTHING animal affirmation cards: These beautifully illustrated cards feature various animals along with empowering affirmations.

  • A Timer: Use a phone or a traditional kitchen timer to keep the game fast-paced.

  • A Space to Act: Clear a space in your living room or backyard where everyone can move around freely.

Setting Up the Game

  1. Gather the Family: Get everyone together in a comfortable space. Explain the game rules to ensure everyone is on the same page.

  2. Shuffle the Cards: Mix the deck of animal affirmation cards well. Place them in a stack, face down.

  3. Decide on Teams or Play Individually: Depending on the number of participants, you can divide into teams or have each person play individually.

  4. Set the Timer: Decide on a time limit for each round—30 seconds to one minute works well.

How to Play

  1. Draw a Card: The first player draws a card from the top of the deck. Without showing it to anyone, they read the animal and affirmation silently.

  2. Act It Out: Start the timer. The player then acts out the animal on the card without making any sounds or using words. They can use movements, gestures, and facial expressions to convey the animal’s characteristics.

  3. Guess the Animal: The rest of the players or the opposing team watches the performance and tries to guess which animal is being portrayed. They can shout out their guesses until someone gets it right or the time runs out.

  4. Score Points: If a correct guess is made within the time limit, the guessing player or team scores a point. If no one guesses correctly, the card is placed at the bottom of the deck, and no points are scored.

  5. Next Player: Rotate turns so that each person gets a chance to act out an animal. Continue playing until everyone has had several turns.

Why This Game is Fantastic for Families

  • Encourages Creativity: Acting out different animals encourages kids (and adults) to think creatively and use their imagination.

  • Boosts Confidence: Performing in front of others helps build confidence and expressiveness.

  • Promotes Teamwork: If playing in teams, it fosters cooperation and quick thinking.

  • Fun for All Ages: From toddlers to grandparents, everyone can join in and enjoy the fun.

  • Increases Awareness: The affirmations on the cards add a positive twist, promoting self-awareness and kindness.

Tips for Making the Game Even More Fun

  • Animal Noises Bonus Round: For an added challenge, include a bonus round where players can make animal sounds along with their actions.

  • Costume Props: Use simple props like scarves, hats, or even kitchen utensils to enhance the acting.

Have You Tried This Yet?

If you haven't tried using the "I CAN BE ANYTHING" animal affirmation cards for a game of charades yet, you're in for a treat! It's a wonderful way to bring joy, laughter, and connection into your home. So, grab your deck of cards, gather your family, and let the animal antics begin!

Share your experiences and favorite moments from the game in the comments below or on social media. We'd love to hear how your family enjoys this fun and creative activity! Tag us in your videos @littleluminaries

This game is more than just a way to pass the time—it's an opportunity to connect, laugh, and learn together. So, what are you waiting for? Dive into the world of animal charades and watch as your family bonds over the joy of play. Happy acting!


Big Bear Hugs,

Sunflower & Marissa



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