Fastest is not always best, especially in this Recess Enhancement Program (REP) game, Slow Motions. 


Slow Motions

Who: Grades 3-8   

Players: 5+   

Time: 10 minutes+   

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

Equipment: Cones 

How to Play  

  • Players line up standing 6 feet away from each other. Players are all going to be racing one another...slowly! 
  • Each player stands on the starting line! The finish line is the opposite end of the play space. 
  • The leader will be the starter and the judge. He or she will give players a motion to do, and players will attempt to do it as slowly as possible while moving to the finish line. 
  • Players keep moving but not too quickly! If a player moves too quickly for the judge, stops moving, or loses balance, he or she will be asked to freeze and do an activity in place for 5 seconds. 
  • The first player to cross the finish line is the winner! 

Check for Understanding  

  • Who is the judge?
  • What happens if a player moves too quickly, stops moving, or loses balance?  

Game Tip  

  • Mix up the movements to keep the game fresh and to help players exercise different muscles in their bodies.  

Conflict Resolution Tip  

  • Have only one judge and make sure he or she remains consistent. 


Easy: Players run in slow motion. 

Medium: Players skip in slow motion. 

Hard: Players lunge in slow motion.The last player to cross the finish line wins!