Show Me Your Moves is a game that gets kids physically active and tests their listening skills. Children love this Recess Enhancement Program (REP) game. 


Show Me Your Moves

Who: Grades K-5

Players: 2+

Time: 5 minutes+

Where: Auditorium, cafeteria, gymnasium, hallway, playground

Equipment: Cones or tape to mark start line and finish line

How to Play

  • Players line up at the start. Stand 6 feet away from each other. 
  • Players listen to the leader. Players will demonstrate designated moves.
  • The leader will call out a movement (walk, hop, etc), and players will do that movement to the finish line, then back to the starting line. Make sure to stay 6 feet apart! 
  • Players must prepared! The leader can change up the movement as you’re moving.  
  • If a player misses a movement, he or shee will do five jumping jacks or 5 seconds of silly dancing! 

Check for Understanding

  • Who determines the movements? 
  • Where is the finish line?

Game Tip 

  • Ask players to show you their moves and use those movements in the game to encourage participation. 

Conflict Resolution Tip

  • Give everyone an opportunity to choose the movement.  


Easy: Players listen and watch for the movements.

Medium: Players watch the leader for the movements.

Hard: Players do the movements backward. 

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