Community Level 2 – Familiar

Materials: None

How To Play: Students sit in a circle. One person is chosen to
be It and stands in the middle of the circle (this will create and open
chair). It then tells the circle members sitting on either side of the
open chair which direction the circle should move. Circle members then
begin moving in that direction as seats becomes available to them. It
tries to work her way into the moving circle to occupy an empty chair.
The person whose chair It takes becomes the new It.

Plan for Success:
This game is fun and fast moving. Plan to play it later in the year
when the level of self-control is high. Model and practice how It
safely takes the empty chair. Discuss and decide upon some rules for
the game, for example no running and/or determining who gets the empty
chair (first person with both hands on chair or first person to touch
the chair).

Variations: Players in the circle, when familiar with
the game, can slam the open chair with their hand to reverse the
direction of the movement. Only allow one person to slam a chair per
round.

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