This activity improves co-ordination and social skills which are essential prerequisites for problem solving.
- Problem Solving
- Decision Making
- Time Management
Preparatory work for the Guru:
- The Guru prepares as many cards as the number of children in her class.
- On each card she writes the name of a character from the Ramayana. Ex.- (Valmiki, Vali, Dasharat, Shatrughan, Janaki, Shabari, Vibheeshan, Mythili, Mandodari, Kaikeyi, Kaushalya)
How to Play
- The Guru shuffles the cards thoroughly and gives a card to each child.
- She divides her class into two groups and explains the activity.
- The children in both groups have to stand in alphabetical order, i.e, according to the name on the card held by each child (as in dictionary).
- The group that is able to do this in the shortest possible time scores points.
Example: Answer – Dasharatha, Janaki, Kaikeyi, Kaushalya, Mandodari, Mythili, Shabari, Shatrughan, Vali, Valmiki, Vibheeshan
Slips with names of saints, great men and women.
Tips to Gurus:
To raise the difficulty level of the activity, many words beginning with the same letter can be used.