Players have to think quickly on their feet in our popular Recess Enhancement Program (REP) game Ah-So-Co.



Who: Grades 3-8

Players: 10+

Time: 10 minutes+

Where: Auditorium, cafeteria, classroom, gymnasium, hallway, library, playground

Equipment: None 

How to Play

  • Players form a circle and stand 6 feet away from each other. 
  • One player starts the game by putting one hand across their stomach and says, “ah,” to someone on his or her right. 
  • That player will put one hand over his or her head and say, “so,” to someone on his or her right. 
  • The next player will point to someone across the circle and say, “co.” 
  • If the wrong command is said the circle says, “yahm zing,” and that player walks around the circle. The last two players win! 

Check for Understanding

  • A player says, "ah." What comes next? 
  • How do you get out?” 

Game Tip

  • Demonstrate the movements for Ah-So-Co. 

Conflict Resolution Tip 

  • Play rock-paper-scissors from a distance. 


Easy: Start at a slow pace.

Medium: Set a time limit.

Hard: Have two people start. 

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