Players improve listening skills and get active in our Recess Enhancement Program (REP) game Clap and Move.


Clap and Move

Who: Grades K-3

Players: 10+

Time: 10 minutes+

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

Equipment: Different colored cones

How to Play 

  • Players line up and stand 6 feet away from each other. 
  • The leader will clap three times, then say a color of one of the cones.
  • Players run to the cone of the color that the leader says without touching anyone. Only one person can be at a cone at a time. 
  • The player that gets to the cone last does three toe touches, then rejoins the game. 

Check for Understanding 

  • How many claps do players listen for? 
  • Point to the color cones. 

Game Tip  

  • Players should always be standing 6 feet away from each other. 

Conflict Resolution Tip  

  • Have players help you lead the game. 


Easy: Dance to the cone.

Medium: Change the number of claps. 

Hard: Pick more than one color. 

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