Four Corners

  1. Indoor Game
  • Any Size

  • Grades 1-2

  • None

  • Under 10 minutes

Development Goal

To develop decision making capabilities.

Before You Start

  • Have players split equally among the four corners (or as closely as possible.)
  • Do a practice round with leader in the middle. 

Set Up

Use an area with four corners. This can be a classroom or an area on the playground.

How to Play

  • The player in the middle will close their eyes and count slowly and loudly from 10 to 0.
  • While they are counting, all others may stay where they are or quietly move to a different corner. When the counter gets to 0, everyone must be at a corner (if not they must sit down).
  • After counting, the player in the middle points to corner of his/her choice and can only open their eyes after having done so.
  • Anyone standing in that corner must sit down.
  • If no one is standing at the chosen corner, all players sitting may stand up and get back into the game.
  • When only one player is left standing, s/he becomes the counter for the next round.

Variations

  • Change the middle person when one person has been in the middle for 2 minutes.
  • The counter can say that they will point to the loudest corner.