Simon Says is such a simple and fun game to play with children. They have to use their visual and verbal attention to know which move to make next, or not! When the adult is demonstrating the move, they are working on their body awareness and imitation skills. The activity can also work on mid-line crossing and provide touch (tactile) and movement (vestibular) input. This activity can be adapted to your child. To be easy, you can always say the phrase “Simon says…” or challenge them by not saying it to see if they are paying attention!

Some simple phrases – “Simon says…”

  • jump
  • touch your head (with two hands)
  • touch your shoulders (with two hands)
  • rub your belly
  • clap
  • touch your knees
  • touch your toes
  • spin

Some challenging phrases – “Simon says…

  • criss cross your arms
  • give yourself a hug
  • rub your belly and pat your head
  • spin and squat
  • jump and clap
  • touch your right hand to your left knee and left hand to your right knee
  • touch your right hand to your left foot and your left hand to your right foot