Find a Place

Set up a clearly designated play area (marked with cones if you are in a large open space). Make clear boundaries of where students may choose their places to stand. Have students find a place in the room (this will be their first place). Explain to the students they need to memorize where their first place in the room is. Students must be at least an arm’s length away from the closest person to them. Tell the students to find a second place in the room; this will be their second place (once again remind them to remember the first and second places they stood). For the younger students two places would be just fine. Older students can play this game with up to about 4 or 5 places. Have students stand at their first place. On a signal, have students transition to their second place by: jumping, walking, fire feet, Michael Jackson style, hopping on one foot, karate kid style, walk like giants crushing buildings, penguin walk, jumping like a frog, walking backwards, etc. You may count down from ten or five seconds depending on what transition style you choose and what age group you are working with.


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