Group Count

  • Grades 1-2

  • No equipment needed

Development Goal

Concepts, inter-personal relations, team work and patience

Before You Start

  • Explain to the group that mistakes will be made and mistakes should be celebrated.
  • Demonstrate with a few players how to take turns calling numbers.

How to Play

  • Your group is trying to count to ten (or higher) collectively.
  • The facilitator says 1 to get the game started.
  • Any player then says the next numerical number. If any of the numbers are repeated or said during the same time then your group starts back at 1.
  • Try to see how long it takes over a couple of days, weeks, or months. Give high fives around the group when finished.

Variations

  • Increase difficulty for older groups by counting higher
  • Perform a task (i.e. jumping jacks, push-ups etc.)  if mistakes are made