This year I have been obsessed with colors and group shapes. It’s been really fun using colors as a way to manage things in the room. It has also been fun teaching my students to share and work together. I was inspired by the game Twister and thought I would add something more to my warm-up with this little game. I used it with 5’s and 6’s. Here’s how you play:
Use round dots, like the floor spots with the different colors. I’m hoping you use them already so it’s something you already have. Spread out the colors on the floor. (Hint: I tried it in a line like the picture above, but it was to crowded.) So I just set them up all spread out.
This is the fun part. You say a body part and a color they have to put that body part on. As we kept playing we got more creative. I even asked the students to come up with some. One said “make a shape like a house on purple.” The great part about this game is most likely there are not enough colors for everyone to have their own, so they must share. In the shape like a house, I loved seeing them work together and make the shape. Each house looked different. Then I went around and rang the doorbell and asked if I could come in. haha! This game promotes problem solving skills and it’s a fast decision making dance. They seemed to really like it!
Have you ever played Twister in the dance room? Did it work? What are some other ideas we could add to this game? Maybe partners stuck together? I would love to hear your ideas!