Red Light, Green Light Activity

Red Light, Green Light Activity

For those working on concentration and moving into more imagination building – you might try this old American standard game, perfect for a cold and rainy day. Great for 3rd grade and up – adds the element of listening though I prefer Grandmother’s Footsteps which is played the same but without a verbal signal for older students 3rd Grade and up. You might ask them to play the game as a character from a book you are reading would play the game. Then ask them why they made the choices they did. This stretches them into personality traits. Great way to talk about inside and outside character traits.

Grade Level

  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade
  • 9th Grade
  • 10th Grade
  • 11th Grade
  • 12th Grade


  • Body
  • Characterization
  • Concentration
  • Conflict
  • Listening


  • Language Arts


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