Interlingual Energizers/Knocking circle

amount 1-2
language level (advanced)
age 12+
group size 10-20
materials nothing special
space clean floor indoors
time 10 min
concentration, energizer

The activity Knocking circle (Deutsch: Klopfender Kreis) is part of the collection of interlingual energizers. See a list of all activities.


The introduction is also available in 1 other languages: Deutsch

Let's play a fast concentration game.


The rules is also available in 1 other languages: Deutsch

  1. Let's sit in a circle. Everybody puts their hands on the floor.
  2. Everyone places their right arm over the left arm of the person sitting on their right.
  3. The hands should still form a circle.
  4. I'll send an impulse through the circle. After I knock, the hand next to my hand should knock.

When the group gets better, you can introduce more elements:

  • When you knock twice, you change directions.
  • If you fail or you react too slowly, you take your hand out.

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