Simon Says

A. Wills
Multiple Subject Teacher

Students will practice listening skills and basic physical concepts as required in physical education class.

Grade Level: K - 3rd


Length of Time: As Desired

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Objectives & Outcomes

Students will practice listening skills and basic physical concepts as required in physical education class.

Materials Needed

  • Large open area for children to spread out
  • Basketballs
  • Jump rope
  • Cones
  • Other props as needed.


Opening to Lesson

Begin by asking students if they have ever played Simon Says. Make sure to explain the rules: the teacher will call out directions, but you should not follow that direction unless s/he says Simon says…. First. If  a move is performed when Simon Says is not first said, then that person must sit on their spot. The last person/people standing are the winners.

Body of Lesson

  • Have all students start in a line on one side of the gym.
  • Start with simple instructions such as Simon says, take two baby steps, Simon says make one jump forward, Take one giant step forward (no Simon says).
  • Keep going until several students are ‘out’


Allow the winners to serve as Simon if time permits for a second game or let the game continue into another day.

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Assessment & Evaluation

Assessment and evaluation will be based on participation, following directions, and simple observation

Modification & Differentiation

Depending on the disability some moves may need to be modified for students.

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