Grand Old Duke Of York

Grand Old Duke Of York


Everyone knows the nursery rhyme...

"The Grand Old Duke of York
He had ten thousand men,
He marched them up to the top of the hill,
Then he marched them down again.

And when they were up they were up,
And when they were down they were down,
And when they were only half way up
They were neither up nor down!"

Now here's the game.

Announce the game, and get everyone standing in a circle. Make sure everyone understands the rules.
You then start singing the song very slowly. As you sing you do a work-out.
And once you've done the rhyme, you repeat, but a little bit faster, each time.

This is the work-out routine:

- Every time you sing the word "UP" you stand up straight, and hold.
- Every time you sing the word "DOWN" you crouch right down low, and hold
- Every time you sing "ONLY HALF WAY UP" you half crouch, and hold.
- On "NEITHER UP NOR DOWN" you move UP then DOWN quite fast!

As you repeat this you get faster, and faster, and more and more exhausted. Until your legs give up.

Last man standing wins! Great fun.


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