- Pick one person from the class to be the caller. They have to be blindfolded or close their eyes.
- Name the four corners of the hall / playground (the names can be anything, e.g. flowers, food…)
- The rest of the class has 30 seconds to run to one of those corners.
- The caller then shouts the name of one of the corners.
- Whoever is in this corner is out.
- Continue in this way until there is only one child left.
Little Owl suggested the following variation:
I’m a Brownie Leader, and our group play something similar, but instead of blindfolding a person, we use a die. The corners are numbered 1 to 4, and the children all run around the hall, on a blast of a whistle, they get into any corner. The leader rolls the dice. If a 2 is rolled, then anyone in that corner is out. If a 5 or 6 is rolled, everyone is safe, and the game continues until there is one person left. If the children need to let off a bit more steam, if a 5 or 6 is rolled, anyone that has been previously out can come back into the game, and then the leader/adult decides when to end the game.
Sobz also suggested that:
Get the class to do activities like hopping, crawling, lunges etc, to the corners for a great warm-up. Or if doing themes, pretending to be an animal etc.
Another visitor has tried the game and says:
We played this game in my class, only instead of being out, the children in the corner had to do an activity (10 jumping jacks, 10 sit-ups, 10 wall push-ups).