Adventist Adventurer Awards and Answers/Left And Right

Left And Right
Eager Beaver

Play “Simon Says” using left/right.


Feel free to alter and make up your own funny things to act out.

The sections go as follows:

  • Body awareness
  • Crossing the midline
  • Gross motor skills
  • Listening skills
  • Memory
  • Visual perception
  • Vocabulary and thinking skills
  • How to Play Simon Says

Here are the basic rules:

  1. One person is chosen to be Simon
  2. Simon gives a command
  3. Players must only obey the commands that start with “Simon says”
  4. If you follow a command that doesn’t begin with “Simon says” you are out

Commands to Build Body Awareness:

  1. Simon says point to your left toes

2. Simon says touch your right eyebrows

3. Simon says touch your left elbows

4. Simon says touch your right ankle

5. Simon says touch your left tongue

6. Simon says touch your left shoulder

7. Simon says touch your back

8. Simon says tickle your left armpit

9. Simon says touch your right knee

10. Simon says touch your left fingernail

Prompts to Help Cross the Midline:

11. Simon says hug yourself

12. Simon says touch both elbows at the same time

13. Simon says touch your right knee with your left hand

14. Simon says fold your arms

15. Simon says crisscross your legs

16. Simon says high five the person next to you (this can be Simon if playing with only one child)

17. Simon says dance for 10 seconds

18. Simon says touch your left shoulder with your right hand

19. Simon says wave your arms above your head

20. Simon says twist from side to side

Commands to Develop Gross Motor Skills:

21. Simon says run around in a circle really fast

22. Simon says climb up the stairs (or on the couch or something nearby if you don’t have stairs)

23. Simon says roll over twice on the ground

24. Simon says walk backwards in a straight line

25. Simon says pretend to be a fish and swim around the room

26. Simon says do a crazy dance for 15 seconds

27. Simon says act like an elephant and swing your trunk around

28. Simon says move like your favorite animal

29. Simon says spin in a circle with your arms out

30. Simon says jump up and down ten times

Examples to Improve Listening Skills:

31. Simon says bend over to touch your toes three times

32. Simon says clap five times in a row

33. Simon says spin in a circle, stopping in the same spot you began

34. Simon says solve this problem. Answer out loud as soon as you solve it. What is 5 x 3? (you can adapt this to fit their grade level and skills)

35. Simon says do six jumping jacks as fast as you can

36. Simon says touch each knee with the opposite hand

37. Simon says count to ten in your head. Raise your hand when you’re done

38. Simon says close your eyes and balance on one foot. You can choose which foot

39. Simon says pat yourself on the back because you are doing a great job!

Commands to Improve Memory Skills:

41. Simon says turn around two times and then clap your hands

42. Simon says wiggle your nose. Then, smile and show your teeth

43. Simon says touch your right elbow with your left hand and your left knee with your right hand

44. Simon says touch your left earlobe at the same time as you touch your right knee

45. Simon says do three jumping jacks. Then, tap your head twice.

46. Simon says blink five times in a row. Then, turn your head to the left and say the word pig

47. Simon says act like a dog. Bark three times. Then sit down on the ground.

48. Simon says touch your toes on your right foot with your left hand. Then, stand up straight. Touch your left ear with your right hand.

49. Simon says put your hands on your head. Then turn around twice.

50. Simon says touch each of your fingers on each hand. Then do the same thing with your toes.

Commands to Build Visual Perception Skills:

51. Simon says (clap your hands, then hold your elbows with opposite hands)

52. Simon says (spin around in a circle)

53. Simon says (make a heart with your hands)

54. Simon says (play the flute)

55. Simon says (do a jumping jack)

56. Simon says (touch both earlobes at the same time)

Which hand do you draw with? Print your name.


Put blue dot stickers on the fingers of your left hand. Put red dot stickers on your right hand.


Which side of a faucet is the hot water? Which side is cold?


Put your shoes on the correct feet.


Practice marching while chanting, “Left, Right, Left.”