This Recess Enhancement Program (REP) game, Do as I Say, Not as I Do, is a brain twister that also gets kids active. 

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Do as I Say, Not as I Do

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 standing 6 feet away from one another. 
  • The leader will select one person to start the game. The selected player will turn to the person on his or her left and say, "I am doing [insert verb]." For example, “I am brushing my teeth." However, the player will act out a difference action. For example, he or she will pretend to climb a ladder.  
  • The person on his or her left will then act out the action that was spoken aloud but say a different action. In this example, the player would pretend to brush his or her teeth but say somehting else, like, "I am walking a dog." 
  • Players must make it around the circle without making a mistake. If someone does make a mistake, then the whole circle must do the action that was said and run in place for 10 seconds. 

Check for Understanding

  • What do you do when you say what you are doing? 
  • What do you do when you are told what someone else is doing?

Game Tip

  • Alter the pace of play depending on how the group is faring. 

Conflict-Resolution Tip

  • Only the leader can judge whether there has been a mistake or not. 

PLAY: REP IT OUT

Easy: Have a goal time for players to make it around the circle. 

Medium: All players must remember and perform what everyone has said. 

Hard: All players must remember and perform what everyone has said and done. 

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