- Play in pairs, standing up, facing each other
- Take it in turns to count to three:
- Person A says ‘One’
- Person B says ‘Two’
- Person A says ‘Three’
- Person B says ‘One’, and so on…
- Count as fast and for as long as possible.
- Keep counting this way until one person makes a mistake…then start again.
- When you think you can do this quite well, replace number two with a clap – don’t say ‘Two’, just clap.
- Finally, say ‘One’, clap instead of saying ‘Two’ and stamp one foot instead of saying ‘Three’
Which version to you find easier and which is more difficult. What do you need to be able to do if you want to improve? What is it like when you have a different partner?
As the project develops, the children will be experiencing and evaluating this as a community building activity, before creating content for the book.
- What are the instructions and rules for this activity?
- Why use it?
- How long does it take?
- Which attitudes and skills do you develop during this activity?
- Anything else you should note before playing?
- Creative suggestions to enhance the activity?
- Ideas for reflective questions to ask at the end of the game?