Energizers list

1. Waah!
2. Let’s all ___
3. What are you doing?
4. In-Out-Jump and reverse
5. Ninja
6. Clap pass

1. Waah!

-Form a circle
-Whoever gets the Waah power has to bring together her hands (forming a Namaste) and raise her hands
-Only a single person in the group gets the Waah power which she can pass to the next one in the group
-To pass the Waah power, she has to shout out Waah and pass it by lowering her hands
-To receive the Waah power, the next person has to shout out Waat and raise her hands
-The Waah power is so strong that it also attracts the two players to the left and right of the person who receives the Waah power to bring their hands to the person’s waist and shout out Waah
-Keep passing the Waah power

2. Let’s all

-Form a circle
-Take turns to shout out Let’s all ___ followed by an action of that activity which everyone in the circle has to copy
-Eg. Let’s all jump 5 times, everyone jumps 5 times
-Eg. Let’s all laugh, everyone laughs

3. What are you doing?

-Form a circle
-One kid comes to the middle and acts out an action (Eg. jumping)
-Another kid comes in and asks ‘What are you doing?’
-Then the first kid says something that is different than the action which she was doing (Eg. swimming) and leaves the center
-Now the new kid at the center has to act out the new activity (swimming)

4. In-Out-Jump-reverse

-Form a circle and make the kids hold their hands
-Introduce the first rule: Jump In when the instructor shouts In
-Introduce the 2nd rule: Jump Out when the instructor shouts Out
-Introduce the 3rd rule: Jump when the instructor shouts Jump
-After a few rounds
-Introduce the 1st reverse rule: Jump In when the instructor shouts Out and Jump Out when the instructor shouts In
-Left and reverse
-Right  and reverse

5. Ninja

-Form a circle
-Position: Everyone stays in Ninja position
-Introduce first rule:  Students can touch only the upper part of elbow
-Introduce second rule:only one person makes and move and two adjacent people can move
-Introduce third rule: If someone touches part of hand above elbow then that person cannot use that hand and has to put it behind the back. If both hands are touched then the player is out
-The last one who has at least on hand not touched by anyone wins the game

6. Clap pass

-Clap right: the clap moves right
-Clap left: the clap moves left
-Namaste (without any sound): the clap gets skipped


I’m an engineer and an educator. In 2012, I co-founded Karkhana, an education company that designs learning experiences for middle school students. I play guitar and enjoy writing both computer programs and my own songs. I also like illustrating my friends as South Park cartoon characters using Inkscape.

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