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Children exercise their minds and bodies in this popular Recess Enhancement Program (REP) game, Jedi Mind Trick. 

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Jedi Mind Trick

Who: Grades 3-8  

Players: 10+  

Time: 15 minutes+  

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

Equipment: Cones 

How to Play 

  • Players form a circle standing 6 feet away from each other. Place a cone in front of each player. 
  • The leader will pick the first jedi, who will stand in the middle and tell everyone to look down, then to look up. 
  • If you make eye contact with another player when you look up, you must quickly switch spots. 
  • The jedi will try to take a player's spot by getting to the empty cone first.
  • The player left without a spot becomes the next jedi. 

Check for Understanding 

  • When can you switch spots?
  • When do you become a jedi? 

Game Tip  

  • Have the jedi do five jumping jacks before the next round.

Conflict Resolution Tip  

  • Use rock-paper-scissors to settle disputes. 

PLAY: REP IT OUT  

Easy: Skip.

Medium: Hop on one foot. 

Hard: Have two jedis.