This is My Nose

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

  • Grades 3-5

  • None

  • Less Than 10 minutes

This game of concentration will stump your students and keep them wanting more. In this game, students begin in a circle with one student leader in the middle. The student leader walks up (or points) to a peer in the circle and points to his elbow while saying, “This is my nose.” The other student must do the exact opposite (point to his nose while saying, “This is my elbow.”).

The student leader then moves on to another participant and selects different body parts to misname. When a player makes a mistake, they move to the middle and replace the student leader. This fun game provides a much-needed break from academic rigor and will make your students laugh while they practice concentration skills.

Development Goal

To develop problem-solving and listening to directions

Before You Start

The group forms a circle, standing shoulder to shoulder.

How to Play

  • The leader starts in the center, walks up to a player in the circle, points to his or her own elbow and says, “This is my nose.”
  • The player must point to his or her nose and say, “This is my elbow.”
  • The leader goes up to another player, points to another body part and misnames it.
  • In order to move out of the middle, the center person must make a player in the circle mess up and say or point to the wrong body part.
  • When this happens, they trade places.