Silent Statue Game

Silent Statue.

The next exercise is a game that can be played with a group of children. We used to play this game at children’s parties.

The children stand on something flat and soft with plenty of space around them so they can’t reach any other child.

They then pretend to become a statue. They can either stand on both legs if they are a bit wobbly or they can try and stand on one leg and hold the position for as long as they can  without moving, if their balance is adequate.

The child who moves first can have another go and all players  can keep going for two minutes. They can count how many times they moved.

When they play the game again they can try and reduce their score.

Rationale

Standing still (if possible on one leg) and holding a position increases motor co-ordination, balance, focus and concentration.

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