This game is suitable for students from Yr 1 – Yr 6
The aim is to create rain by copying what the person to their left is doing.
- Everyone sits in a circle.
- Teacher begins rain by slowly snapping his/her fingers together, the students to her left, copies him/her. (first round with one hand/second round using two hands)
- Other students only join in once the person to their right has begun snapping their fingers.
- Repeat with these suggested actions, in order, to build rain from a slight pitter patter, to a heavy downpour and then work your way back to a pitter patter.
Suggested order of actions:
a. snap fingers together using one hand
b. snap fingers together using both hands
c. rub hands together
d. pat thighs and gradually get louder
e. stamp feet and gradually get louder
f. pat thighs and gradually get louder
g. rub hands together
h. snap fingers together using both hands
i. snap finger together using one hand
Rain has stopped
Remember: These are suggestions. Play around with this and use your creativity to help you reinvent a new game. Students love the sound the ‘rain’ makes and this could inspire them to write a poem or story about a storm or to help them write a storm scene in their larger story. This game is also great for coordination and sequencing reinforcement.
Have fun and enjoy the good times…