Simon Says

kids jumping

Simon Says is a great game for kids of all ages because you can include easier or more difficult movements as appropriate. Also, there’s no minimum or maximum number of participants, so no matter how big your family is, everyone can play! You can even play inside or outside–whichever your children prefer.

Choose one person to be “Simon” first. “Simon” will call out exercises for the group to do. The group should only do the exercise if “Simon says” to do it. If someone does the exercise and “Simon” did not say “Simon says,” that person must sit down. Here are some ideas of different exercises the group can do:

  • Run in place
  • Hop on one foot
  • Jump up and down
  • Play basketball
  • Swim
  • Dance
  • Shake all over
  • March in place
  • Clap your hands behind your back
  • Jumping jacks

What exercises will you have your children do when you’re “Simon?”

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