The waiting game

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By Deborah Sharpewriter

Help children to stay engaged while lining up with this treasure trove of quick activities and games


Children can’t help getting fidgety when they are waiting, yet inevitably part of the school day involves lining up and other ‘waiting’ moments. Games to help keep them occupied during those dreary waiting times will help them to think on their feet and let them have fun in the process.


Static games

Key Stage 1

The following games are easy to play when the group are lined up as they are fairly static.

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