Up Down Stop Go!

Game Description: 
A tricky game to warm up your body and your brain!
Objective: 
Make sure you do the opposite of what the leader says!
Game Rules: 
Line up the kids together and explain that the game is called UP, DOWN, STOP, GO. You are going to say one of these words and the kids need to do the opposite. Give the children a practice round and say "UP" and instruct children that they should squat down. Then say "DOWN" and tell the children to stand up on their tippy toes and reach their hands up as high as they can. Then say "GO" and explain that they should stop (freeze), and finally say "STOP" and explain that they should run forward. Now that they know the rules, start off the game by saying "GO!" and continue to give other commands every few seconds. After you play for a couple minutes, try out a super fast tricky round!
Progression (optional): 
Instead of running, instruct children to skip, gallop, hop or jump!
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Rating: 
Average: 5 (6 votes)
Age: 
4 to 6 years
7 to 9 years
10 to 12 years
Type of Activity: 
Co-operative / Team Building / Ice Breaker
Warm up/Cool down
Space Needed: 
Large Space (Gym, Multipurpose Room, Playroom)
Medium Space (Classroom, Empty Room)
Small Space (Hall, Furnished Room)
Field / Park
Equipment Needed: 
None
How Many Leaders are Needed: 
Only 1
How Big of a Group is Needed: 
One person
Pair
Small group (3-5 kids)
Medium group (6 - 15 kids)
Large group (16+ kids)
Types of Skills Practiced: 
Agility
Balance
Gallop
Hop
Jump
Rhythm
Run
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