I played this game this week after not having played it for awhile. I’d forgotten how much I love it.
- Student’s create a circle.
- Place an object in the middle of the circle for the student’s to focus on. They must spend the entire game looking at the object.
- The aim of the game is to count to 21 (1 through to 21 in that order). However who says what number does not follow the consecutive order of the circle. E.g. person one might say “one”, but then person six in the circle might say “two” and so forth. Numbers are being called from different parts of the circle.
- If two people say the next number in the sequence together in unison then the count must start again from one.
Some tips: I always like to allocate the teacher as the person who always starts and restarts the count. It keeps the kids focused and moving towards trying to reach the goal of 21. If they are struggling to get past a certain number make the number goal smaller. This week my student’s could only get to 10 and at one point 15. Come back to the game at a later time in the term and see if they can beat their score.