Game: Don’t Break the Snake
Students and open space for running
Select one child to be the snake. In the fashion of tag, have the child tag another child. The second child then joins hands with the first. Together the snake now tries to tag a third child, who, in turn, joins the snake. The game continues until all the children are part of the snake. Exception: if the snake breaks apart during the game by someone accidentally letting go, the last child on the chain now becomes the snake and the game begins again.
SSSSSound like a snake
Talk about how sssssilly it is to sssssound like a sssssnake. Sit class in a circle on the floor or put desks in a circle. Start with the first child, who says, “My name is sssss (insert child’s name), and I like ssssspaghetti.” Then each child takes turns saying their name with the sssss in front and finding a silly sssss word to like. Ask each child to come up with their own unique ssssword. Once each child has said their ssssname and a sssssilly word, go around the room as many times as you’d like adding an additional ssssword per round. “I like ssssspaghetti and sssssauce.”