Stop-Slow-Go

Stop-Slow-Go

Mukisa in Uganda plays this game in a refugee camp to control his body and be aware of others. Now he plays it with his family at home.

Right To Play Ambassador and four-time Winter Olympian, Chemmy Alcott has fun playing 'Stop-Slow-Go' with her family. Watch her fantastic tutorial video and give the game a go!


  • Ages: Suitable for all ages
  • Number of players: Two or more
  • Goal of the game: Experience controlling your body and listening.
  • What you need: Hands to clap, or objects to create a rhythm.

How to Play

  1. One person will clap a fast rhythm.
  2. Everyone moves around to the rhythm. You can act as a car, animal, athlete, etc.
  3. When the rhythm maker slows the beat down everyone has to slow down.
  4. When the rhythm stops, everyone freezes for a few seconds, they restart when the rhythm begins again and they say Go.
  5. Repeat several times and take it in turns to be the rhythm maker.

Talk

  • How did you feel when you suddenly had to stop or slow down?
  • What happened if you bumped into someone?
  • What can you do when you feel upset or angry?