Energy is a difficult concept to grasp, as it comes in many
different forms and has many meanings. This game is intended to help simplify
the concept of energy. Food has energy which gets into our body through the
foods we eat. We use this energy to move our bodies and for our bodies to work.
If playing in a classroom, you may want to move the desks
apart from each other so the students have more room to walk around. This is
not necessary; however, as the students will only be walking around slowly and
can maneuver around the desks.
the students stand up.
that they are going to play a game which requires them to use some of the
energy in their bodies. They are going to walk slowly around the classroom and
continue walking as they hear the names of things that give their bodies energy.
students will begin the game by slowly walking around the space being used (be
it a classroom, hallway or gym).
down the list of “Energy Sources for People,” reading each word clearly and
pausing between words.
you are reading the words, the students must continue moving as they hear words
that give people energy (foods). The students will be slowly milling about the
space, listening as each word is read off.
a word is read that does not give people energy, the students are to freeze
where they are (because they cannot move if they do not have energy, and the word
just read does not give them energy).Any
student that continues to move is out and must sit out the rest of the game.
calling students out, continue on reading down the list, and the students can
move when they hear words that give them energy.
playing in this fashion until all the students are out, or until you read
through the whole list.