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Ro Sham Bo Rockstar

Before You Start: 
  • Review the rules of Rock Paper Scissors (also called Ro Sham Bo).
  • Make sure everyone understands the rules and how they support the person who won Ro Sham Bo. 
How to Play: 
  • Group everyone into pairs.
  • Have each partner group introduce themselves and play a round of Ro Sham Bo (or enough rounds to break a tie).
  • Everyone who does not win becomes the winner’s cheerleader, following them and shouting ‘Go _____!’
  • The winner moves on to play another winning student.
  • Each round, the winner advances to play again and the non-winners and any previous cheerleaders are now all cheering for that winner.
  • The game continues this way until it is down to two players and the whole group is cheering for one or the other.

Alternate Names:

  • Ro Sham Bo Champion
  • Rock Paper Scissors Cheerleader
Development Goal(s): 

To increase social comfort, learn everyone’s name, improve verbal and non-verbal communication.