The Game of the Week: What are you doing?
Recent blog posts
- Game of the Week: Land, Sea, Air
- Honoring a Great Youth Development Worker
- Game of the Week: Freeze Tag
- Field Day Games to Play
- Game of the Week: Ro Sham Bo Relay
- Schools Should Provide Students with 30+ Minutes of Physical Activity Each Day
- Playworks AmeriCorps Member Meets the President
- To Improve School Climate and Student Learning, Examine Recess
- Changing Behavior Changes More Than the Playground
- A Great Recess = a Better School Day, New Research Shows
Without equipment or much space, indoor games can be challenging, especially games that get older kids excited. This week's fun game takes its roots from theatre, is challenging and fun. The Game of the Week is What are you doing?
- Explain the rules of play.
- Demonstrate how to play.
- Have players explain the rules back to you or to someone next to them.
- Players get in line and the first two face each other.
- Player A does a motion like in charades, and then player B asks “What are you doing?”
- Player A must name a motion that doesn’t match the motion that they are doing.
- Player B must do the motion that player A named.
- Player A then asks, “What are you doing?”
- Game continues until someone makes a mistake. When a player messes up, they go to the end of the line and the next person steps up.
- Have multiple lines going to increase participation.
- This game can also be played in pair, eliminating the rotational style and shortening the time of play.
Find more new and exciting games in our games database!