Red Light, Green Light

Start with all students along the starting line. When you say ‘Green Light’ everyone will walk towards the finish line. When you say ‘Red Light’ everyone must immediately stop. If students are still moving when you call ‘Red Light’, they must go back to the starting line. Start a new round when everyone gets across the finish line or when most of the students make it across the finish line. Give variations of how children may move towards the finish line, e.g. hop, skip, gallop etc. The leader can designate him/herself as the finish line. This enables the game to move around so that when students begin to get close to the finish line (the leader) the finish line moves farther away. You can also add a Yellow Light to have them move slow.


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