Count to Ten

Have children sit or stand in a circle. The group counts from one to ten. Anyone can say a number, but if two people say a number at the same time, everyone has to start again from the beginning. This can be difficult, but it is worth persisting. It builds concentration, togetherness and awareness of each other. It is also a good game for quieting and calming a group. It sometimes helps if the group stands in a tight circle, shoulder to shoulder, and if the children close their eyes. (Thich, Nhat Hanh, Planting Seeds, 2011)