Count Up, Count Down
A team game to encourage patience, turn taking and focus. A great challenge.
Start in a drama circle.
The students in turn have to count sequentially from 1 to 10 and back down to 1. Anybody can say any number but if a number is said by more than one person, you have to start from the beginning.
A great game to encourage teamwork, listening and concentration skills. Can be used as a warmup to focus minds, or as a cool down to end a session.
Add strategies such as ‘only one number each per round’ and ‘you cannot say the same number that you said in the last round’ to prevent over confident students taking over the game
This can be adapted with numeracy in mind e.g. only even numbers or numbers from the 7 times table