Simon Says

Nothing screams classic game like Simon Says

1. Select one person to play the role of "Simon."
2. Everyone else must stand facing Simon.
3. Players should spread about 2 feet apart so they don't accidentally bump into each other.

How to Play

1. The game begins when Simon tells the group to do something. For example, "Simon says clap your hands."
2. If Simon says "Simon Says" before the task, the players must perform the task. In this case, they must clap their hands.
3. They keep clapping their hands until Simon gives the next command. Simon can say "Simon says... jump up and down," all the children must jump up and down. Simon continues to give commands prefacing with "Simon Says..."
4. At some point however, Simon will try and trick the players by simply giving a command ("Stomp your foot!") WITHOUT saying "Simon Says..."
5. The children that do the action are out. Those that keep doing the previous action are still in the game.
6. The last person still in the game becomes the new Simon.


1. Change the name "Simon" to fit any theme or interest:
"The wizard says..."
"The Captain says..."
"The Queen says..."
2. Players do not have to become "out" if you would prefer to keep everyone in the game.

Activity Length
5 - 15 minutes
Either/or (can be played either way)
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Mess Factor
Clean and tidy
Noise Level
Number of Players
5 to 10
10 to 20
Prep Time
No prep time needed!
Team Division
Every man for himself (individual players)