Today, we have another video from Mark Collard for you. This time it is about listening and reflex skills.
The goal of the exercise is that you learn to listen in a way you might not expect, because in this video, they play Simon says in a very unconventional way. First the participants are told to walk when Mark says ‘WALK’ and to stop walking when he says ‘STOP’. However after a while the words get switched. Now they have to walk when he says ‘STOP’ and the other way around. This is not all, because other command get added to make the game more challenging. First ‘CLAP’ and ‘NAME’ and later ‘JUMP’ and ‘DANCE’ get added. This is fun to do with a large group of people or children. It triggers the mind to think and people will be more observant afterwards.
This crazy tap game can give many insights into patterns and it can go all sorts of ways. With children it can often be about ‘honesty’, with adults I use this exercise to look at ‘setting goals’.
This activity promotes:
Time: 5 – 10 min
Participants: 6 – 40
nothing, at most markings to line out the playing field.
Call the participants together and then give the instruction.
This game can be used as an energizer, but I usually use it functionally.
How it works
Don’t play on wet grass. Give instruction about ’tapping’ (soft, don’t hit).
Points of attention
This activity works well to keep people in parallel with the world at work or at home.