Follow the Leader
Pair up your students. If there is an odd number, you can make a group of three or partner with one of the students. Have the students face each other and let them play follow the leader. Each person in the pair will get 30 seconds to be the leader and do something that the partner has to imitate. They can do the same thing for 30 seconds or multiple things. Give them suggestions of good things to do such as patting your head, winking, pulling on your ear, rubbing your tummy, etc. Set a timer and let the first person be the leader. At thirty seconds have them switch.
To process this activity, ask these questions:
- Was it easy to follow your partner?
- Which was better – being the leader or the follower?
- Who are the people in your life that are your leaders? (teachers, parents, babysitters, coaches)
- Do leaders have to be trustworthy?
- Do followers have to be trustworthy?
- Do you think it is difficult to be a good leader?
- Would a good leader ever ask you to do something that is bad?
How did this activity go when you used it in your classroom? Did you make any modifications that worked better for you? Share your experience below!