Where Do You Stand

Where Do You Stand US Department Of Agriculture

Children become familiar with one another's likes, dislikes, similarities and differences.

Materials Needed:

  • a large group of children

What to do:

  • Draw a line with chalk or otherwise mark out a line down the centre of your space. All the children start by standing on the line.
  • Now call out opposites and point in one direction for each. Children make their choice and run to the correct side of the line.

Examples might be:

  • Cats or dogs?
  • Rabbits or mice?
  • Blue or pink?
  • Football or rugby?
  • Country or town?
  • Hot dogs or hamburgers?
  • Cereal or toast?
  • Maths or English?
  • Tinkerbell or Peter Pan?

Try to think up some opposites that will get all the children on one side of the line!

Hints and Tips: 

  • If you are playing indoors and you want the kids to get a little more exercise, you can also ask children to sit down once they have decided.
  • Why not let some older children run the game, and give them a clipboard to predict and then record how many children choose each side?
  • Record the results. 

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 4 year+
  • Number of Children: Large Group (5 or more)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    Can count.
    Understands that events have a cause and effect relationship.
    Carry out between two and three instructions.
    Compares abilities of selves with others.
    Start developing friendships.
    Enjoys playing with other children.

  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play
  • Interest Areas: Music and Movement, Outdoor Area
  • Games Categories: Gross Motor Skills, Learning Games, Social and Emotional
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 1, Learning Outcome 2, Learning Outcome 3, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    1.4 Children learn to interact in relation to others with care empathy and respect
    2.3 Children become aware of fairness
    3.1 Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing
    5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes 

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Last modified on Wednesday, February 17, 2016
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