Drill: Get the Color
Equipment needed: 5 different colored spots per group
Instructors needed: One per group
Description: The students will play a fun game that will challenge their memory while RUNNING, by collecting colored circles in order.
Teaching SKILLZ:
INTRINSIC MOTIVATION – The instructor can ask the students if they would like a challenge, and give them the option to do four colors at a time. This would be a challenge for this age group, as it is hard to remember more than three commands at once.
WORKING MEMORY – The student must be able to remember the order in which the dots were called, and collect the dots in that order.
Step 1
Divide your students into groups.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
For each group you will need to spread the 5 colored spots in a row a few feet apart.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • Have everyone sit opposite from the spots a good distance away.
  • The instructor will call out 3 different colors.
  • The student must run and quickly collect all three colored spots.
  • You must collect them in the order they were called.
  • Once you have collected all three spots, run them back to your instructor.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Move your arms.
  • Stop fast.
  • Keep your eyes up.
Step 5
  • Continue until each student has gone twice.
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