Get your kids active with our Recess Enhancement Program's (REP) game, Number Change! This circle game will encourage the kids to listen and respond to instructions in a fun way while also keeping them moving.




Number Change

Who: Grades K-5 

Players: 15+ 

Time: 15 minutes+ 

Where: Gym

Equipment: None


How to Play 

  • Let’s form a circle! Remember what number I give you.
  • One person will be “it” and stand in the middle of the circle.
  • I am going to call two numbers. When you hear your number called, switch spots before “it” gets to an open spot.
  • The student left without a spot becomes “it.”

Check for Understanding 

  • What do you do when your number is called?
  • Where do you go if you're left without a spot?

Game Tip 

  • Have students say their number out loud.

Conflict-Resolution Tip

  • Have students high-five when switching places.

Outdoor Tip

  • Create more circles for a large number of students.



Easy: Have students hop

Medium: Call more than two numbers

Hard: Have students face away from "it"


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