A circle game in which numbers 1-7 are passed around the circle; each is accompanied by a tap on one of your own shoulders. Which shoulder you tap determines what direction the count goes in. The number seven is different: you must raise two hands pointing in different directions, the top hand determines who says ‘one’ next in the game. If you mess it up, leave the circle and run a circuit around it until you arrive back at your place.

Additional Tips for Playing

Enjoy the elimination and mistakes rather than feel bad about messing up!


  • Once you’ve got the hang of 1-7 do it with days of the week, then letters of the alphabet. Next level is to switch between categories – e.g 1, 2, Wednesday, 4, E, F, 7

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