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Out of this world

Turn into a planet or a star and explore the differences between the two in this action-packed game.
Plan a session with this activity

Decide on your rules

  1. Everyone should sit together in a group.
  2. The person leading the game should help everyone to think about the differences between planets and stars. How do they move? How big are they? What do they look like?
  1. Every time the group thinks of a difference, they should suggest an action that a person pretending to be a planet or a star could do to represent the answer. For example, when asked ‘how do you move?’ stars could stay perfectly still, while planets spin around.

Play the game

  1. Split into two groups. One group are the stars, the other are the planets.
  2. Everyone should move around the room to jumble up – they could walk, skip, or jump.
  3. The person leading the game should call out a question from the list the whole group made together.
  4. The stars and the planets should do the action the group agreed on, showing the answer for their group.
  5. The person leading the game should keep calling out questions, and the stars and planets should answer with their actions.
  6. After a while, the stars and planets should swap, and everyone should play again.

Reflection

This game gave you a chance to be active. Do you like being active? Is it fun to be active through games like this one? Why is it important to be active? What’s your favourite way to move?

This game was also the chance to be a leader. Did you try to set a good example for your group? Was anyone good at helping people who found it trickier to remember the actions? How did you help other people in your group?

Safety

All activities must be safely managed. Do a risk assessment and take appropriate steps to reduce risk. Always get approval for the activity and have suitable supervision and an InTouch process.