Red Elbow

Summary: A quick game to play during transition periods – keep students occupied while you set-up for the next activity.


  1. Choose a color and a body part and announce it to the group. For example, “red elbow.”
  2. Players should try to find something in the room that matches the color and touch it with their body part as fast as possible.
  3. Keep picking new colors and body parts until you’re ready to move on to the next activity.

Activity Length: Short (<15 minutes)

Energy Level: High

Grade Level: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd

Group Size: Large (10+), Medium (5-9), Small (2-4)