A totally brilliant study break game, it’s as simple as that!
Game Type: Study Break
Recommended Ages: 8+
Number Of Players: Whole class
Equipment Required: Nil
Where To Play: Indoors
Duration: 5-10 minutes
To become fully evolved by moving through all the stages of evolution: egg, chicken, dinosaur, human and robot.
How To Play
Step One: Students spread out around the room.
Step Two: All students start as an ‘egg’, the first stage of their evolution. The position for an egg is standing with your arms making a curving arch above your head.
Step Three: On go, each student finds another student and plays rock, paper, scissors.
Step Four: The student who wins, becomes a ‘chicken’, the next stage in their evolution. The position for a chicken is standing with their arms tucked in, like in the chicken dance. The student who loses, remains an egg.
Step Five: Now this is important. Students can only play rock, paper, scissors with players at their same stage of evolution. For example, eggs can only challenge eggs and chickens can only challenge chickens. The winner always moves up a stage in evolution and the loser always moves down a stage.
Step Six: When two chickens play rock, paper, scissors, the winner becomes a dinosaur. The position for a dinosaur is standing with two small arms tucked in like a tyrannosaurus rex. The loser moves back to being an egg.
Step Seven: When two dinosaurs play, the winner becomes a human. The position for a human is standing with both arms held straight up above their head. The loser moves back to being a chicken.
Step Eight: When two humans play, the winner becomes a robot. This means they walk like a robot to the side of the playing area and they have completed the game, yay! The loser returns to being a dinosaur.
Interestingly, if you play the game to the end there will always be one of each player remaining: one egg, one chicken, one dinosaur and one human.
Thank you to Anthony Bortolot for teaching me this absolute favourite game!