Elmo Says

Elmo Says

We've adapted the classic "Simon Says" game to feature Elmo! Kids will love following Elmo's instructions in this version of the game.

Basic Rules:

  • Choose a leader to be "Elmo" for the first round. You may want to let the birthday child go first.
  • Have the leader call out a series of commands; some should start with "Elmo Says..." and some shouldn't.
  • Children who fail to complete a task in which Elmo did say "Elmo says" first and children who complete a task when Elmo didn't say "Elmo says" are out for the rest of the round.
  • The winner is the last person who follows all of Elmo's directions correctly, and this child becomes Elmo for the next round.
Note: If all of the remaining players get "out" at the same time, they should all stay "in" until only one player remains and is named the winner.

Here is a sample dialogue of what the leader could say, along with how the children should react:

"Elmo says...tap your head!" - The children should do as directed.

"Elmo says... touch your left foot with your right hand!" - The children should do as directed.

"Hop up and down!" - The children should do nothing.

"Elmo says... hop up and down!"- The children should hop up and down.

The Elmo name and all related characters and elements are the property of Sesame Workshop. This guide is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sesame Workshop.

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