Heads and Tails

Heads and Tails is a great game for focusing large groups, and can be played with as few as 20 or as many as a 1,000 - the more the merrier!

Age Range
Number of Participants
5-10 minutes

Quick overview

A great game for focusing large groups, can be played with as few as 20 or as many as a 1000 – the more the merrier!

Supplies you’ll need


Game run-through

Start the activity by explaining that the group is now going to do an activity called ‘Heads and Tails’. Explain you are going to make various statements and that they, as individuals, have got to decide as to whether or not that statement is true or false.

If they believe it is true, they put their hands on their head. If they believe the statement is false, they put their hands on their bum (hence heads and tails). You as leader then reveal whether the statement was true or false and those who guessed correctly advance to the next round, while those who didn’t get it right then sit down.

This is a great activity for introducing a theme or activity as you can make the questions you ask based around that theme.

The winner(s) is the last person standing or all those who manage to get to the end, having guessed right in all the rounds.

Here is a generic, general knowledge one we made earlier if just wanted to play this game as a bit of fun:

  • China has the largest population in the world. Heads or tails? (Heads)
  • There are more life forms living on your skin then people on the world. Heads or Tails? (Heads)
  • Winnie the Pooh was originally named “Winnie the Pee”. Heads or tails? (Tails)
  • No death-row inmate has ever asked for tofu as his last meal. Heads or tails? (Tails)
  • Mammoths roamed the Earth when the Great Pyramids were being constructed. Heads or Tails? (Heads)
  • Queen Elizabeth recently stated she had seen the movie “Slumdog Millionaire” at least twelve times; it’s her favourite movie. Heads or tails (Tails)
  • Duelling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors. Heads or tails? (Heads)
  • After extensive study of the Shroud of Turin (the burial cloth of Jesus), it has now been theorised that Jesus had muttonchops. Heads or tails? (Tails)
  • Caterpillars completely liquefy as they turn into moths. Heads or tails? (Heads)
  • Two-thirds of the people on Earth have never seen snow. Heads or tails? (Tails)
  • A Hummingbird weighs less than a penny. Heads or tails? (Heads)
  • A jellyfish is 95% water. Heads or tails? (Heads)
  • Isaac Newton invented the game Hopscotch. Heads or tails? (Tails)
  • Nelson Mandela coined the phrase “You are what you eat”. Heads or tails? (Tails)
  • Fifteen percent of the air you breathe in an underground station is human skin. Heads or tails? (Heads)