The President’s Cat: Having Fun During COVID-19
Coronavirus/COVID-19 has allowed us to spend a lot more time with our pets. So, let’s talk about them! Make some entertainment from an old parlor game.
1) Getting Together — Make some snacks and beverages and gather your household family/roommates.
The first player starts and using an adjective beginning with the letter “A.” For example, “The President’s cat is an
2) The President’s Cat Is a _______ Cat -a mazing cat.” Each player repeats using a different adjective. When it returns to the first player, they move on to a letter “B” adjective. This continues through the alphabet.
3) Um… Um… Um… — If a player fails to come up with an adjective or repeats one previously used, they are out of the game.
4) Variety Is The Spice Of Life — Too simple or difficult? Try these variations:
a) Set a timer — Everyone has 10–15 second to say their line
b) Clap in unison to set a pace for saying your lines.
c) Have the group speak in a rhythm to set the pace for saying lines.
d) Change the letter each person instead of each round.
f) Turn it into a drinking game. Take a shot or swig every time you’re out.
g) Have a prize for the winner(s). It can be something simple. For example, you get a piece of Starburst for each round and a Snicker bar for the most overall wins.
And, please feel free to contact if you have any questions or suggestions!
Health and Safety Considerations for gathering:
3) Wash hands before and after gathering. Don’t touch your face.
4) Bring your own food, snacks, drinks, and utensils.
5) Do not attend if you have asthma, heart disease, diabetes, overweight, have/survived cancer, or 50+ year old.
8) Limit attendance. Check local health department for guidelines and restrictions.
9) Talk with everyone about comfort levels. Expect and allow non-participation and last minute cancellations.
Mike Kraus was born on the industrial shoreline of Muskegon, Michigan. After earning his Fine Arts Degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he attended Grand Valley State University for his graduate degree. From there, he gained varied experiences from the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Art Institute of Chicago, Hauenstein Center For Presidential Studies, Lollypop Farm Humane Society, and the Children’s Memorial Foundation. And every place he worked, he had his sketchbook with him and found ways to be actively creative. In 2014, Kraus became a full-time artist by establishing Mike Kraus Art. Since then, he has sold hundreds of paintings that are displayed in nearly every state and dozens of countries. Currently, Kraus lives in Rochester, New York with his beautiful wife and goofy dog.
Originally published at http://mikekraus.blogspot.com.