The Thirsty Crow – Party Game


Things Required

  • A sheet  containing the following story

One hot day, a thirsty crow flew all over the fields looking for water. For a long time, the crow could not find any. The crow felt very weak, almost lost all hope. Suddenly, the crow saw a black pitcher  below the big neem tree. The crow flew straight down to see if there was any water inside. Yes, The crow could see some water inside it !

The crow tried to push his head into the pitcher. Sadly, the crow found that the neck of the pitcher was too narrow. Then the crow tried to  tilt the same for the water to flow out but the it  was too heavy.

The crow thought hard for a while. Then looking around it, the crow saw some pebbles. The crow suddenly had a good idea. The crow   started picking up the pebbles one by one, dropping each into the pitcher. After putting 50-60 pebbles in it, the water level  raised. Soon it was high enough for the crow to drink.  The  plan of the crow had worked!

Moral: Think and work hard, you may find solution to any problem.

How To Play

  • Tell all the participants that we are going to narrate a story which everybody knows since childhood.
  • In this story there is one word which will be read again and again – the word is Crow.
  • All of you have to identify that word and also how many time that word has been used in the story.
  • Beside this you have to listen the story very carefully as we will ask some  more questions.
  • Do not tell the other questions but ask them after narrating the story.
  • The questions can be  for ex. Under which tree the crow found the water pitcher? What is the color of the pitcher? How many pebbles the crow has put in the water pitcher? What is the moral of the story etc.


The participants who have answered the questions correctly are the winners.


Fun part is that all will be busy in counting the number of times the word has appeared in story rather than focusing on actual story.

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