Like Simon Says, but with a full-body twist!
Students build listening skills, practice following directions, and get an endurance workout that’s fun at the same time while playing this game! Twister is a great way to get students up and moving, helping them stretch and learn in a non-traditional way. Plus, the game is easy to set up—just lay out the mat and flick the spinner to get things started.
How to Play
Twister is played with just 2 pieces of equipment: a mat and a spinner. The mat has colored dots in rows like a grid. The spinner has these same colors, as well as the names of body parts on it. Students stand on the mat while another player spins the spinner, calling out the color and body part selected. Students on the mat then follow directions. For example, if the objective is “right hand, red,” all students must place their right hand on a red square.
As the game progresses, students will become tangled! They’ll need to be fast to get to available spots before another player. If a student is unable to keep his/her balance or falls over, or is unable to reach a color with a body part, the player is out. The last player standing wins!
Includes 1 Twister mat, 1 spinner, and instructions. Designed for 2 or more players, ages 6 and up.