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Players test their listening skills and get active in our Switch, Change, Rotate, a Recess Enhancement Program (REP) game. 

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Switch, Change, Rotate

Who: Grades K-5

Players: 15+

Time: 10 minutes+

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

Equipment: None 

How to Play

  • For groups of three, making sure each player is standing 6 feet away from each other.  
  • Line up by standing at least 6 feet apart from each other. Face the leader.
  • You will hear a series of commands to follow:
    • ​When the leader says SWITCH, the first and last players change places.
    • When the leader says CHANGE, the entire group turns and faces the other direction.
    • When the leader says ROTATE, the first player goes to the end and the middle player becomes the new leader.
  • Do five jumping jacks if you mess up to rejoin the game. 

Check for Understanding

  • What do you do when the leader says ROTATE?
  • What do you do if you mess up? 

Game Tip

  • Have players demonstrate the game before playing. 

Conflict Resolution Tip

  •  Have different players be the leader and call out the commands.

Outdoor Tip

  • Make groups of five or more. 

PLAY: REP IT OUT

EASY: Say the commands slowly.

MEDIUM:  Players run in place. 

HARD: Add different movements into the series of commands. 

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