To support group management, identify the components of shapes, and form different types of shapes.
Before You Start
Skills Practiced: Listening, spatial awareness, and shape recognition.
- Use attention getters to initiate countdown for each round of game.
- Talk about different shapes and the amount of sides each shape has.
- Model with students the ways in which they move their bodies to create shape.
- Students should not touch one another and should exhibit good listening skills.
Identify a space with safe boundaries that fits the entire group in the shape of a circle (this will allow the group to morph into appropriate shapes throughout game).
How to Play
- The object of the game is to form the shape the leader identifies at the beginning of the round within a specific amount of time.
- Then every student in the class (100 % participation) should use their body to form the shape.
- Students should stand straight-up, side-by-side to form the shape.
- Students should form the sides and angles of the different shapes.
- After each round debrief the shape making sure the shape has the right amount of sides and the angles are approximately accurate.
- Repeat and form different shapes.
- Make the students form the shape without speaking, therefore practicing their non-verbal communication.
- Make the students skip, hop, or act like their favorite animal while forming the shape in order to encourage different types of movement.