This guessing game that can be played in any space will keep children active and engaged.
Wait a Minute
Who: Grades 3-8
Time: 10 minutes+
Where: Auditorium, cafeteria, classroom, gymnasium, hallway, library, playground
How to Play
- Players line up standing 6 feet apart from one another.
- The leader is the timekeeper. The timekeeper will say a length of time, and players will need to raise their hands when they think that amount of time has passed. Example: Raise your hand when you think one minute has passed.
- The round ends once all players have raised their hands.
- The person who raised his or her hand closest to the designated length of time wins. All other players will do 10 squats.
Check for Understanding
- When do players raise their hands?
- What do the players do who are not closest to the desinated length of time?
- Keep the length of time within two minutes to keep the game engaging.
- Play rock-paper-scissors if there is a tie.
PLAY: REP IT OUT
Easy: Players must close their eyes.
Medium: Players must run in place.
Hard: Attempt to distract students (noises, etc.).
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