Simple Simon Says Games Commands, great for preschoolers and toddlers. Plus detailed instruction on how to play Simon says.
Simon Says is a great game to play with toddlers and preschooler, I’ve seen 10 yr olds enjoy it a lot too. Simon Says Game has so many developmental benefits, plus helps kids with social skills too.
It has the potential to become any home’s go-to game, and I have no doubt about it!
It’s a fun-filled game with absolutely no materials! Let’s get started.
‘Simon Says’ is a simple icebreaker game appropriate for children of any age and can also be adapted to adults by making it more challenging.
Apart from being so engaging, this game addresses various skills that help in your preschooler and toddler’s development. Active participation in this game can help improve their gross motor skills and increase their body awareness. It is also proven to improve listening and leadership skills in kids, from a young age!
All that is needed for this game is just a group of players, making it suitable for playing in any family gatherings or birthday parties.
The recommended number of players – 3 or more.
It can be played with just 2 players too. But that becomes so monotonous. More the players, more the fun.
In the group of players, one player is chosen to play the role of ‘Simon’ – the commander of the group.
The role of Simon is to instruct the players what to do. And the role of the other players is to follow his instructions. Simple!
But, here’s the catch in Simon says game —
Simon can state the Simon says commands in two different ways.
Eg. ‘Simon Says Smile’
The other players should follow what Simon tells only if the phrase starts with ‘Simon Says’. If it doesn’t start with ‘Simon Says’, they shouldn’t do that action.
Anyone who follows the command without the ‘simon says’ leaves the game. The game goes on until just one player remains. This final lasting player is declared the winner, and then he gets to play the Simon in the next game!
The difficulty of the game can be varied depending on the age group of the players involved. For instance, you can include multiple-step directions thus helping them to work on sequencing skills.
Eg. Simon Says stamp your feet and then shake your head.
This Simon says game has the potential to become any family’s favourite, and then kids run out of simon says commands, which can make the game a little boring. So, here is a list of 100 fun-filled Simon Says ideas that will inspire you to make the game more interesting.
I hope you like these Simon Says Game and Simon Says Game Commands for your Preschoolers and Toddlers to play the Simon Says Game.
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