8 Count Shake

Summary

An energetic physical warm-up that helps to generate energy.

How Do I Play It?

Students are in a circle and you all count 1-8 whilst shaking your left hand then right hand then left foot, then right foot.

e.g.

  • Left hand shake - "1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8"
  • Right hand shake - "1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8"
  • ...then left foot and right foot

You do the sequence again but this time count up to 7.

You repeat this decreasing every time and on the last set of 1 you jump up and shout out something like ‘shake down.’

Tips

It’s good to keep up the pace with this - so set a nice pacey count.

Variations

You could change the action, or make the final 'shout out' something meaningful to the context of the lesson.

Participants
Small Groups, Whole Group
Expertise
Novice
Duration
Short (5 mins or less)
Skills
Voice
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