Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Love Connects Us: A Program on Living in Unitarian Universalist Covenant for Grades 4-5

Activity 2: Two Truths and a Lie Game

Activity time: 20 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Paper and a pencil for each participant

Description of Activity

Distribute paper and pencils. Invite the group to play Two Truths and a Lie. Explain:

Each participant writes down two things about themselves that are true, but which others might not know about them, or might find surprising. They also write down one lie-something that is not true about them.

Give them a minute to write. Then, invite each participant, in turn, to read their three statements aloud; encourage the children to mix up the order of true and false statements. Once a participant has read all three statements, invite the others raise hands to vote for the statement they think is a lie. After everyone has voted, the reader tells the group which statement was the lie.

Process with these questions:

  • Was it difficult to think of things the group does not know about you?
  • How hard was it to come up with a lie? Was it fun?
  • What interesting or surprising truths did you learn about each other?
  • Whose lies seemed the most believable? Why?

Including All Participants

Ask volunteers to read their three statements to the group, rather than going around in a circle. If a child wishes to pass, that is fine.