Prep

Following directions activities are a way to build critical skills in impulse control, and this activity is a Zoo U twist on the classic game Simon Says. Students will follow “Principal Wild’s” instructions to make different movements with their body, such as hopping on one foot or placing hands on their head, only moving when the instruction is preceded by “Principal Wild says…” To challenge their Impulse Control Skills, a few students will act as distractors, trying to engage students in conversation while the instructions are happening. Students will need to focus intently on Principal Wild’s instructions and ignore the distractions to know when, and when not, to move.

Students will:

Resist distractions to focus on and follow specific instructions

Materials:

Cue cards for “distractors” (included)

Approximate Lesson Length: 30 minutes

Pre-Activity Discussion (7 Minutes)

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Post-Activity Discussion (7 Minutes)

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