Red Light, Green Light is the perfect game to get kids moving and can be modified for any space. 

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Red Light, Green Light

Who: Grades K-5

Players: 15+

Time: 10 minutes+

Where: Gymnasium, hallway, playground

Equipment: None 

How to Play: 

  • Line up at the starting line! Stand six feet away from each other. I represent the traffic light and you represent the cars.
  • When I turn around and say, "green light," you can move toward me.
  • When I turn back around and say, "red light," you must freeze.
  • If you are caught moving during a red light, return to the starting line.
  • If you make it past the traffic light first, then you become the new traffic light.

Check for Understanding

  • When can you move?
  • Point to the start and finish lines.

GAME TIP

  • Instead of going back to the starting line, have the player do an exercise to rejoin the game.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION TIP

  • Do not feed into any  arguments if a player is caught moving during a red light. “You get what you get and you don’t get upset.” 

PLAY: REP IT OUT

EASY: Walk or side shuffle. 

MEDIUM:  Freeze for 10 seconds. 

HARD: Freeze on one foot.