Players work on concentration and get physical activity in Recess Enhancement Program (REP) game Name and Motion. 


Name and Motion

Who: Grades K-8 

Players: 5+ 

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 will say his or her name and do a motion or gesture. 
  • The person on the right of that player will repeat the first player's name and motion. 
  • The first player's name and motion will be repeated by each person in the circle. 
  • When it gets back to the first player, everyone will repeat his or her name and motion as a group. 
  • After the name and motion is said as a group, the cycle starts again with a different player.  

Check for Understanding  

  • What do you do after you say your name? 
  • What is a gesture? 

Game Tip  

  • Demonstrate different types of motions and gestures before the game starts. 

Conflict Resolution Tip  

  • Have the players practice their motions before the game starts. 


Easy: Have players do one motion. 

Medium: Have players do two motions. 

Hard: Have players do three motions. 

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