One person is the designated caller and the rest of the children line up next to each other with space to move around. When ready, the caller tells the players what to do, such as hop on one foot, stomp like an elephant, ribbit like a frog, or soar like an eagle. Children can either complete the task in a stationary position or move from one end of the yard to the other. Let the caller give 3-5 “commands” and then switch places so another child can be the caller. Play continues until everyone has had a chance to be the caller. Taking a turn as the caller gives children the opportunity to speak in front of others, be the leader, and control the action.
For extended challenge: Add multi-step directions, such as, “Hop like a bunny and twitch your nose,” or, “take four giant steps, then spin around and sit down.” This helps children practice memory and sequencing skills.