Four Corners is a classic when it comes to classroom games! It's a fun end-of-the-day kind of game before the kids catch the bus or for when you need a "quiet" game for indoor recess - things can get blustery here in Minnesota!
Download the FREEBIE for a new version called "Thanksgiving Four Corners" for a gobbling good time! Simply laminate the printouts for durability and throw them in your just-in-case substitute bag. I included directions below (also in document). Pair this game with the book 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving to add a literacy connection.
How to Play:
Tape each food item sign on the wall in four corners of the classroom. Select one student to be "It." That person stands in the middle of the room, closes their eyes, and counts to 10 while the rest of the students go to one of the four corners - NO STANDING IN BETWEEN signs! With their eyes closed, "It" picks one item off the "Menu" sheet to "eat." All the kiddos who chose the corner with that food item, is then eaten! These students sit back down at their desk. "It" closes their eyes again, calls out a food item, and more students sit down. When the game gets down to four or fewer people, each must pick a different corner. The game continues until one is left "uneaten" - the "leftovers" win! That student then becomes "It."
I always like to add in the directions that students need to be very quiet/tiptoe around the room so that "It" does not hear them. This is a great trick to keep them quiet!