Simon Says is a classic 1970s playground game that has been enjoyed by generations. The basic premise is simple: one player, known as Simon, gives commands to the other players, and the players must follow the commands only if they are preceded by the phrase “Simon says.” If a player follows a command without the phrase “Simon says,” they are out of the game.
There are many variations of Simon Says, each with its own unique twist. Here are just a few:
- “Freeze” variation: In this version, players must freeze in place whenever Simon says the word “freeze.” Players who fail to freeze are out of the game.
- “Opposite” variation: In this version, players must do the opposite of what Simon says. For example, if Simon says “touch your head,” players must touch their feet. If a player does what Simon says instead of the opposite, they are out of the game.
- “Blindfold” variation: In this version, Simon wears a blindfold and gives verbal commands to the players. Players must follow the commands as usual, but must also listen carefully for any additional instructions, such as “turn left” or “take two steps forward.”
- “Echo” variation: In this version, Simon gives a command and the players must repeat it back before performing it. For example, Simon might say “Simon says touch your nose,” and the players must repeat “touch your nose” before touching their noses.
No matter which variation you choose, Simon Says is a fun and simple game that is perfect for children of all ages. It promotes listening skills, coordination, and following directions, and is a great way to get kids moving and having fun. So, it can be a good choice for indoor games on a rainy day or a fun activity at a children’s birthday party.
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