Under the Sea

  1. Indoor Game
  2. Readiness Games
  • 1-2 Players

  • Grades 1-2

  • None

  • 5-10 Minutes

This is a great game for large groups of younger students. In this game, players practice their memory and listening skills by following the leader’s commands. Try it as an icebreaker, movement break, or grouping exercise!


To increase children’s focus and  listening skills.

Before You Start

  • Identify the game boundaries.
  • Make sure everyone knows the commands you will be using. Start with a few commands and add more as the players are able to remember them.

Set Up

Have the players circle up in the middle of the playing area.

How to Play

  • The leader explains that they are the a diver and they are describing what they see under the sea.
  • The Diver explains the different commands and the actions that go with them.
    • Fish – participants move around space acting like a fish with gills or swimming.
    • Rock – participants freeze and crouch.
    • Seaweed – participants freeze with their hands up and sway in the water.
    • Starfish – participants freeze in a starfish position with arms and legs spread out.
    • Treasure – participants freeze and put their hands over the heart and make a “awwwh- aww” sound because the treasure is within them.
    • Shark – participants move around the space with fins on their heads making the Jaws “duh-duh” sound.


Add new under the sea animals or change the movements and commands to align with what you are currently studying.