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Play Fukuwarai

By Carissa Monfalcone

Highlights 4Cs

Curious, Creative, Caring, and Confident™
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Creative
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Fukuwarai (foo-koo-WAH-rye) is a Japanese game. The word means “lucky laugh.” The game is designed for 2 or more players.
Play Fukuwarai
What You'll  Need 
  •  2 large pieces of paper 

  •  markers or colored pencils 

  •  scissors 

  •  old scarf or small towel, for a blindfold

How to Play
  1. One player draws the shape of a face on a piece of paper. 

  2. On the other piece, players draw and color two eyes, a nose, two ears, a mouth, and any other features, such as eyebrows or hair. Cut out the features. 

  3. Place the blank face on the floor. Blindfold a player and ask them to put all of the features onto the blank face. Help by giving directions such as “up,” “down,” “left,” and “right.” For a greater challenge, don’t give any directions at all.

  4. Take turns to see who makes the funniest face. Take pictures of them, if you’d like.

 

More Ways to Play

Make a bunch of different eyes, noses, mouths, eyebrows, and ears. Let the blindfolded player choose the right number from each group, or just randomly select eight or nine of them.

From The Highlights Book of Things to Do