Classroom Physical Activity Idea

Active Rock, Paper, Scissors


Approach: Movement outside of academic instruction

Recommended by:

Terry Jones, CEO and President, Wellness Training Specialist – Colorado

Dr. Colin Webster, Associate Dean for Research and Innovation in the College of Education, University of South Carolina

Sarah Roundy, School Health Coordinator, Utah Department of Health


Use whole body movements to act out paper, rock, and scissors. Check out these links for different variations of this game:

Colorado Education Initiative (pgs. 60-61)

Energizing Brain Breaks from Naperville High School

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds (pgs. 7-8)

According to Dr. Webster, “I like this activity because it requires no new equipment/materials.”