Players are required to think on their feet in Mirror, Mirror, one of our popular Recess Enhancement Program (REP) games. 


Mirror, Mirror

Who: Grades 3-8

Players: 10+

Time: 10 minutes+

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

Equipment: None 

How to Play 

  • Players pick a partner and face each other, keeping 6 feet of space between each other.
  • One person is going to be the leader. 
  • The other must mirror his or her movements. 
  • There should be no talking or touching, just mirroring movements. 
  • After two minutes, switch roles to let the other person lead. 

Check for Understanding 

  • Who is the leader?
  • Should there be any talking or touching?

Game Tip  

  • If you are going to be in a quiet area, tell players the instructions before moving. 

Conflict Resolution Tip  

  • Have players take turns mirroring others in the group. 


Easy: Have one leader and one mirror.

Medium: Add movements that require balance.

Hard: Have both students lead and mirror at the same time. 

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