The Counting Clowns

What to do:

  1. Have a group of eight children stand in a circle. One child is the “counting clown” and wears the hat.
  2. The “clown” begins counting and each child counts off in sequence. When the last child is counted, that child sits down.
  3. The next child begins again with one and the last sits down. The children go around and around the circle, skipping over those sitting down, until only one child is standing.
  4. For a little more challenge, repeat the activity starting with the same child and going in the same sequence, neither adding nor removing children. Ask the children to predict who they think will be the last one left. Accept all guesses, until all children who want to have guessed.