Summary: Everyone is following the leader and the guesser must find out who it is!


  1. Have the group sit on the floor and form a large circle. Explain that there will be a leader and a guesser.
  2. The guesser will leave the room while the group selects a leader. The leader will start a rhythm using their body. For example, clapping, slapping thighs, snapping, etc.
  3. The rest of the group must follow the leader’s pattern. When a pattern has been established the guesser will rejoin the group and attempt to guess who the leader is.
  4. The leader can change the pattern at anytime but should try to do it without the guesser noticing.
  5. Once the guesser finds the leader or runs out of guesses, then swap leaders and guessers and play again!

Debrief Questions:

  • For leaders, what was your strategy to change patterns without getting caught?
  • For guessers, what was your strategy to find the leader?

Activity Length: Short (<15 minutes)

Energy Level: Low

Grade Level: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd

Group Size: Large (10+)