|Variations on Simon Says and TPR.|
|Target level||ES 1 - JHS 1|
- Say a command preceded by "Simon says". For instance, "Simon says stand up." Students stand up. If they are slow or don't do it, they're out.
- Say a command without "Simon says". For instance, "Sit down." Students who sit down are out.
- Repeat until a few students are left. Use other classroom commands.
- Stand up.
- Sit down.
- Turn left.
- Turn right.
- Jump two times.
- Look at the TV.
- Touch your toes.
- Repeat after me, 'hippopotamus'.
- Open your book.
- Close your book.
- Take out a pencil.
- Ending with jumping and spinning several times is fun.
- As a short warmup, or to teach the commands, don't use "Simon says", and students always do what you say. Nobody is out if they're slow.
- Some classes don't like listening for "Simon says". In that case, still play, but only the students who are too slow are out.
- Instead of "Simon says stand up.", use "Stand up, please." The keyword here is "please".
- For bodyparts, use "Touch your ~ please."
- For classroom objects, use "Look at the ~ please."