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The Sit Down Game- Games for the Classroom!

  • Recommended Ages: 2 and up.
  • Materials: Flash Cards.

    How To Play: One game I use a lot is the Sit Down Game. This is really easy, and if you have fun with it, the kids love it. What I do is ask the kids to stand up, and start walking in place in a slow rhythm. Next, you take a set of flash cards and have one card that is the Sit card. For example, if you are teaching animals you could have the Lion be the Sit card. Tell the children that when they see that card to sit down, before the teacher can get them. With any game, be sure to make sure you have a safe area to play so the kids won’t hurt themselves when sitting down. Next, take the Sit card and tell the kids to say “bye, bye”, and hide it among the other cards. Now have the kids walk in place, and repeat the names of the flash cards after you. When you get to
    the Sit card, they should all sit down. Make it fun by building up anticipation in the kids. Say things like, ” Oh no, is the next one the Lion?”, and then really quickly pull out another card that is not the Lion. Simple things like that.


    When I played this game with my students during Christmas time, we were using the Christmas flash cards from MES English. The elf was the Sit card, but I told them when they saw the angel to spin around. You can add variations like that to make it more interesting. Lately I have been using a Bee flash card, and when the students see it they have to sit and say, "Oh no! It's a bee!" You can of course use a snake, lion or other similar flash card for this as well.

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