Red Light, Green Light Obstacle Course

An interesting variation of the classic children's game "Red Light, Green Light"

TOPICS:

Just for Fun

MATERIALS:

Items to be used as obstacles

DURATION:

Approximately 10 minutes

Obstacle
 

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

This is an interesting variation of the classic children's game "Red Light, Green Light" which is played with obstacles. Before starting the game place obstacles within the field of play. For example there may be a rope stretched across the room that the player must step over, a row of chairs to run around or boxes to crawl through.

Have children line up in a horizontal line facing you. You will stand at the opposite side of the room and call out "Green Light" or "Red Light". When you say green light the children move towards you, when you call red light they must stop. The first child to reach you wins. A child must go back to the starting line if they continue to move forward once you've called red light.

WHAT YOU WILL SAY:

Once the game is finished, ask the kids if the game would have been as interesting without rules? What would happen if we tried to play the game, but everyone used their own set of rules? Explain that it is much the same in real life, rules and laws make life much better.