The Prairie Wind Blows

Have students sit on chairs in a circle with one person standing in the middle. The person in the middle will say one truth about themselves. Anyone in the circle with whom the truth applies to (including the middle person) will then leave their spot in the circle, cross through the center of the circle, …

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Follow the Leader/ Copy Cat/ Witch Doctor

Purpose: To develop observation and concentration skills, as well as build a sense of group connection and workability. Age Group: Around grade 3/4 and up. Group Size: For medium or large groups, so about 8 students or more.  How to play: One person is chosen as the guesser and they go out of the room for about a …

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Atom Grouping

Have students walk around the room in all directions. Every 10-15 seconds tell them to get into groups (choose a number of people per group). However, instead of saying "group" say "atoms". Once in their "atoms" of the correct number of people, anybody that has not joined an atom can be welcomed into the center …

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Lumberjack Warmup (Movement)

  Before You Start: Make sure participants understand the three motions: becoming a tree, chopping down a tree, and having a tree fall. Review when in the game you would perform each motion. Review proper chopping (no touching), as well as proper heckling (no touching or yelling). Play a slow motion practice round. Set Up: Everyone standing in a circle facing …

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