Back-to-School Activities

Truth or Lies Game

Test your knowledge of the U.S.A. with the Truth or Lies Game.
Test your knowledge of the U.S.A. with the Truth or Lies Game.

The Truth or Lies Game challenges your friends to a game of trivia about the country.

What You'll Need:

  • Pre-written true and false facts about America

How much do you and your friends really know about the United States? Play this truth or lies game and find out.

Step 1: The leader of the game must write a list of facts about America. For example: There are 50 states in America. Native Americans were the first people to live in this country. The first president of the U.S. was George Washington.

Step 2: The leader should also write a list of lies about America. For example: France is the name of an American state. Each president has two vice presidents.

Step 3: When the leader has a list of around 20 facts and lies, the game is ready to begin. The leader quickly calls out facts from the lists. It is good if the leader can call out the facts in a kind of rhythm, like a rap.

Step 4: Players respond by clapping in rhythm three times if the statement is true, and not at all if the statement is false. Keep the pace lively.

Step 5: Anyone who claps at the wrong time is out, and the last one left is the leader next time around.

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