Keep active inside by playing an indoor Recess Enhancement Program (REP) game! All it takes to play Up, Down, Stomp, Clap is a willingness to join the fun! 

DOWNLOAD RULES

Who: Grades K-8

Players: 10+

Time: 10+ minutes

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

Equipment: None

 

HOW TO PLAY:

  • Everyone, pick a seat. You will do a lot of moving but you will not move from your seats.
  • A designated leader gives a series of commands for players to follow. When the leader says:
     
  • UP, raise your arms up.
  • DOWN, put your arms down
  • STOMP, stomp your feet once.
  • CLAP, clap once.
     
  • Listen very carefully because in the next round gets harder.
  • Round 2: UP and DOWN are opposites.
  • Round 3: UP and DOWN and STOMP and CLAP are opposites.

 

GAME TIP: 

Make sure the leader does the actions with the players for Round 1 so everyone understands.

 

 

 

Check for Understanding 

  • What do you do when the facilitator says "down" in round 2? 
  • What do you do when you make a mistake? 

CONFLICT RESOLUTION TIP:

  • Have the students do four arm circles if a mistake is made and then quickly rejoin the game.

 

REP IT OUT!

EASY: Only use Round 1.

MEDIUM: Only use Round 1 and 2.

HARD: Use roune 3 and sdd different movements into the series of commands.