Test your child's listening skills with our Recess Enhancement Program (REP) game of the month, Spark! Bonus: This game can be played in small spaces and requires little equipment. 

 

Spark 

Who: Grades 3 to 5

Players: 10+

Time: 15 minutes+

Where:  Indoors

 

Set-Up

Pair students up side by side with a cone between each set up two. 

 

How to Play: 

  • Pair up! Stand side by side.
  • Place acone between each partner (instruct the students not to touch the cone).
  • Designate a student to be “Spark Leader” or facilitate it yourself. Students must follow the Spark Leader's movements. 
  • When the leader says “SPARK,” try to grab the cone before your partner.
  • If you grab the cone first, you win! Give your partner a high-five and find a new partner.

 

Conflict Resolution Tip 

Use Rock, Paper, Scissors to determine a winner if students grab the cone at the same time. 

 

Play: REP it Out

EASY: All movements on two feet.
MEDIUM: Add specific movements with balance and holding movements.
HARD: Have each group five feet between the cone and have students skip or hop to grab the cone.

 

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