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Four Corners

Students worked hard all week? Do they deserve a special reward for a job well done? This activity will offer students a nice break from structured learning. Adapt it to fit your needs. Have some Friday Fun!


The "Four Corners" game is popular with teachers and students. It's simple to play, and it offers an opportunity for students to burn off some excess energy on a Friday afternoon. It's a fun activity to offer as a reward at the end of a week of hard work and excellent effort.

  • Number the corners of the classroom from 1 to 4.
  • Select one student to be It. That person closes his or her eyes while the rest of the students go to one of the four corners in the classroom.
  • When all students are settled in a corner, It calls out a number. All the kids who chose that corner are out of the game and must sit down.
  • It closes his or her eyes again, calls out a number, and more students sit down.
  • When the game gets down to four people or fewer, each must choose a different corner. If It calls out a corner where nobody is standing, It must choose again.
  • The game continues until only one student is left. That student becomes It.


Ten Games for Classroom Fun
Education World (September 28, 2001)

Find links to more Friday Fun activity ideas in our Friday Fun archive.

Find loads of great learning games in our Learning Game Archive.

Article by Gary Hopkins
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