Four people moving about an area with one person saying Stop as part of energiser Walk & Stop

Walk & Stop

Active game to inspire good listening & reflex skills.

  • Simple, but not easy
  • Develops communication
  • Sharpens listening skills
  • Focus on integrity
  • No props

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Comments (7)

  1. Amy Beaulieu

    question – when you get to the step to add in Name, and Clap – do you keep the Stop and Walk in the reverse form still?

    or do you resume Stop means Stop. Walk means walk. And then add in Name and Clap?

    At any point are all four labels mixed up in one round of 30 seconds . . . as in Stop = Walk. Walk = Stop. Name = Clap. Clap = Name. ?

    • Mark

      Amy, in short, yes. Yes, I keep building on the earlier commands (in whatever form) each time I add new commands. And Yes, by the time I have introduced all six commands, everything is in reverse.

  2. Silvio Berlfein

    I have done this activity many times and I frame it as an activity talking about adapting to change and how something so simple can be complex, but even though it is difficult at first we slowly get better as we go. For advanced groups I add Jump and Spin to the other 4.
    Great activity.. THanks Mark

    • Mark

      Thanks for sharing Silvio. And I love your adaptation. Keep up the fun.

  3. David Piang-Nee

    great activity to look in the light of assumption of knowledge and relearning new skills or environments and playing with meanings.. When meanings are changed or we enter a new environment or learn a new skill, it takes time to adjust and this activity can demonstrate this quite well. lots of fun and super confusing as you add more layers..

  4. Sean de Morton

    This is such an awesome session particularly for concentration and the importance of decision making in sport.

  5. rajeshramkumar

    Mark, I tried this, this is an excellent activity , especially as an ‘in betweener’… would need a PA system though for a larger group….

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