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Follow the Leader … to the 70s!

Follow the Leader is a classic 1970s playground game that has been enjoyed by kids for generations. It is a simple game that requires pretty much no equipment and can be played by kids of all ages. The game is played by having one child designated as the leader, and the rest of the children following behind the leader and imitating their actions.

There are many variations of Follow the Leader, each with its own set of rules and variations. One variation is called “Freeze Follow the Leader,” where the leader can “freeze” at any point in the game, and the followers must also freeze in the same position. This variation adds an element of surprise and helps to improve the children’s balance and coordination.

Another variation is called “Musical Follow the Leader,” which combines Follow the Leader with the game of Musical Chairs. In this variation, the leader leads the group around a designated area, and when the music stops, the followers must find a spot to stand. The last child to find a spot is out of the game, and the leader rotates to the next child. This variation encourages the children to move quickly and be creative in finding spots to stand.

Follow the Leader can also be adapted to different themes or settings. For example, “Pirate Follow the Leader” could have the leader dressing up as a pirate and leading the group on a treasure hunt, while “Animal Follow the Leader” could have the leader imitating the movements of different animals as the followers try to guess which animal they are imitating.

In addition to being a fun game, Follow the Leader can also have educational benefits. It helps to improve the children’s gross motor skills, balance, and coordination. It also promotes teamwork and social skills as the children work together to follow the leader’s actions.

Overall, Follow the Leader is a simple yet entertaining game that is sure to be a hit with kids of all ages. Whether played in its traditional form or with one of the many variations, Follow the Leader is a great activity for children to enjoy with their friends. So, it can be an excellent indoor activity for kids during the pandemic or any other situation where going outdoors is not an option.

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