Classroom Physical Activity Idea

Guess Who the Leader Is?


Approach: Movement outside of academic instruction

Recommended by: Sarah Roundy, School Health Coordinator, Utah Department of Health

Source: Healthy Body, Health Minds (pg. 47)

Equipment: None

Formation: Students line up around the perimeter of the room


  1. One person is asked to leave the room.
  2. The teacher selects a person to be the leader.
  3. The leader begins by clapping hands, snapping fingers, stomping on one foot, etc.
  4. Everyone follows the leader.
  5. The person who left re-enters the room and tries to guess who the leader is.