1. Icebreaker
  2. Indoor Game
  • Large Group (10 and up)

  • Grades 3-5

  • None

  • 10 minutes or more

Development Goal

To develop awareness, creative thinking and social comfort

Before You Start

Skills Practiced: Spatial awareness

  • Designate a large playing area that has places to hide
  • Make sure students understand the rules, boundaries and the importance of safety

How to Play

  • One player goes off to hide.
  • The rest of the group counts (you can decide what number to count to) and then splits up and goes looking for the player who is hiding.
  • When a player finds the hidden person, the player joins him or her in the hiding place.
  • The game is over once everyone is cramped in one place.
  • The first person to find the hidden player, become the hider in the next round.


Where Did it Go Style

  • One person is designated as the person who is it and hides away from the group.
  • The rest of the players stay at the designated “base” and sing “tell me where to go, tell me where to go…” for 15 seconds.
  • The players then go and search for the person who is “it”.
  • Whoever finds the “it” person yells “it went over here!” and all the players still looking must run back to base before being tagged by the ghost.
  • Whoever was tagged becomes the next person to hide.