- Development Goals: To develop active listening capability.
- Skills: Agility and conflict resolution
Set Up: A four-square court or 4 cones forming a square and one in the middle.
Before You Start:
- Make sure students know the 4 areas to run to.
- Review how to Ro Sham Bo.
- Play a practice round.
How to Play:
- 5 players in at a time. Each player occupies a corner or the middle.
- Play begins when the person in the middle says “Switch”.
- All players must find a new corner/cone to occupy.
- Once “Switch” is called, you cannot go to the middle and you must switch to a different corner every round.
- If two players arrive at the corner at the same time a quick Ro-Sham-Bo is played, winner stays.
- The next person in line goes to the middle and begins the next round.
- Use different shapes
- Add more areas the students can run to
- Use 4 different colored hula hoops. Have the student in the middle call out a color that signals the players to run/switch. The caller runs to the color which s/he called aloud. All other players have to switch hula hoops but may not run to the color that was called out.
- Instead of running after the middle player says "Switch!," have each player do a different movement, like walking on their tip toes, crab walking, bunny hopping, lunges, frog hopping - be creative! You can decide on a set of different movements that the player in the middle can call out. For example, the middle player can say "Bunny Hop Switch" and all players must bunny hop to a new corner cone.
- All other Switch rules still apply.