A subscriber to the playmeo YouTube channel has suggested that is much easier to repeat what is said and do the opposite than is it to imitate the task and say the opposite.
In effect, their question is to – is it harder to say or to do?
Confused? What do you think?
Check out the fun video tutorial below featuring one of my most successful and funnest energizers to understand what I mean…
So, why is it easier to repeat what is said and the do the opposite, than the alternative?
My guess is that our brains function more effectively when it can copy what is heard rather than what is seen, especially when in the case of Jump In Jump Out, most of all the action occurs in front of you backwards, ie jumping to the “LEFT” appears like everyone is jumping to the right.