FP / KS2 Human Database

This is a great outdoor game but if you have enough space, you can do it in the classroom.

Without speaking, ask the children (any number) to get into a line ordered by

  • Height
  • Initial letter of first name
  • Birthday
  • Who lives furthest away etc

You can make it easier for younger children by letting them speak or a little harder by letting them speak but restricting answers to ‘yes’ or ‘no’ or giving them ‘yes’ / ‘no’ cards to hold up.

You can make it harder – and more fun – by drawing two parallel lines on the playground about 30cm apart and telling them they have to start of lining up between the lines until you give them the instructions then they cannot move outside the lines while they are ordering themselves.  A plank also works pretty well.

jen hughes

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