Community Level 3 – Comfortable

Materials: None

How to Play:
Players stand in a circle with one person in the
middle. The center player moves in front of a classmate (her choice).

Once in front of the classmate she touches a part of her own body while
naming a different part. For example, the center player says, “This is my
knee!” as she touches her ear.

The player in the outside circle
reverses the part being named and touched. In this example, “This is my
ear!” as he touches his knee.

If he correctly makes the reversal of
body parts named and touched, the player in the center moves on to
another player in the outside circle.

When a player in the outside circle makes a
mistake (doesn’t properly do the reversal), she becomes the player in
the center. Players can be rotated at the teacher’s discretion to get
more players involved.

Plan for Success:
Discuss what are appropriate body parts to name and touch in the game.
Try a few rounds first and then discuss how things went. Some players
will lose and have to go to the circle’s center, so plan ahead for this.

Variations: Use a similar format for homophone, rhyming words, or countries and cities.