When you teach your young learners a counting out or elimination game, arrange it so that you are the first one out of the game. It’s no fun being out while Teacher still gets to play.
Plus, it’s then easier for you to monitor the rest of the game.
They’ll likely copy you: as you leave, show them that it’s really okay to be out of the game.
Students who are out of the game can either start up their own round of counting out or, as one of my own students just taught me, they can sit in the mosh pit in the middle of the circle.
One potato, two potato…….