Attention Numbers

incl. materials
15 min.


The learner can use non-verbal communication.


Blackboard and chalk or flipchart and pens


  • Divide the group into two teams.
  • Let the learners queue behind the starting line.
  • Give the last learner of each team a number.
  • S/he has to pass it to the learner in front of him/her without speaking, e.g. by forming the number on the back of the person.
  • The learners pass the number on, up to the first learner in line.
  • S/he runs to the blackboard to write down the number. S/he also says the number aloud.
  • The first team to write and say the correct number, gets a point.
  • Make sure every learner gets to run.
  • Before starting the exercise, give the teams time to discuss how they will pass the information without speaking.


  • For large groups you can play with more than two teams.
  • Let the learners pass short words instead of numbers.

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