This fun ice breaker game requires lots of running around and sometimes some bumping into each other - so it's best played in a large hall or the playground!
Draw a line with chalk or otherwise mark out a line down the centre of your space. All the children start by standing on the line.
Now call out opposites and point in one direction for each. Children make their choice and run to the correct side of the line.
Examples might be:
- Cats or dogs?
- Rabbits or mice?
- Blue or pink?
- Football or rugby?
- Country or town?
- Hot dogs or hamburgers?
- Cereal or toast?
- Maths or English?
- Tinkerbell or Peter Pan?
Try to think up some opposites that will get all the children on one side of the line!
If you are playing indoors and you want the kids to get a little more exercise, you can also ask children to sit down once they have decided.
Why not let some older children run the game, and give them a clipboard to predict and then record how many children choose each side?