Activity| Five-minute fillers week 3

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No matter how prepared you are, when activities finish earlier than anticipated it can leave you wondering what to do with those spare five minutes. If you’re stuck for ideas why not get your Scouts concentrating on a competitive game of One-Two-Three? 

The One-Two-Three Game

This is a great game to capture your Scouts' full attention and works really well as a warm-up and concentration activity. 

Arrange your group into a standing circle. Ask them to count from one to three going around the circle. Each time someone says ‘one’ that person claps their hands. Whenever someone says ‘three’, they bend their knees. For example:

A: ‘One’ (claps hands)

B: ‘Two’

C: ‘Three’ (bends knees)

D: ‘One’ (claps hands)

E: ‘Two’

F: ‘Three’ (bends knees)

Anyone that gets it wrong has to sit down and be quiet until the game has finished. 

To make it more of a challenge you can ask them to speed it up. Or to make it really tricky you could shout the numbers at random, and going around the circle the person who's turn it is will have to remember whether to clap, bend their knees or stay still.

There you have it, it's as easy as...

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