I Love My Neighbor... | Playworks

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I Love My Neighbor...

Before You Start: 
  • Make sure everyone understands the rules.
  • Cue players to think about what they will say if they get to be in the middle.
  • Briefly discuss awareness and review how to play Rock-Paper-Scissors in case there is a tie.
Set Up: 

Position chairs/cones to form a circle. Make sure there is one less cone/chair than the number of players.

How to Play: 
  • The person standing in the center of the circle begins the game by saying “I love my neighbor especially my neighbor who…” 
  • S/he completes the sentence with a piece of information that is true for him/her
    • Example: “I love my neighbor, especially my neighbor who was born outside of state, loves to play basketball, has a pet, is an only child, etc.”).
  • As soon as s/he is finished with the statement, everyone (including the person in the center) who this applies to moves from their cone to an empty come that is not right next to them.
  • The person who remains in the middle begins a second round of the game.
Variations: 
  • This game can also be called Move Your Booty. Players say move your booty if.... Or Move If....
  • Instead of running, this can can be played in stadium seats with an audiences as Stand Up. The leader says stand up if....
Group Size: 
Equipment: 
Development Goal(s): 

To have students recognize commonalties within the group and to identify personal characteristics.