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Follow the Leader Game


ducks playing follow the leader



Follow the Leader is a fun children's game that can be played with kids of all ages.  The more children makes the game more fun! Follow the leader is a great game for preschoolers, toddlers and kindergarten age children. Follow the Leader game rules are simple and easy to understand for kids of all ages. The game can be made more difficult for older children.


Need to play

Children and imagination - no items are needed to play follow the leader.


Object of game

Try and follow everything the leader does.  Children line up in a line and do everything the leader of the line does.   There is no winner or loser in the game of follow the leader.  Children take turns leading and following.


Set up the game 

Choose who will be the leader. All the other children playing will line up behind the leader in a single file line.




How To Play Follow The Leader


The leader leads the group any direction they want and tries to make up funny things for everyone to do after them. Skip, turn in circles, summersault, crab walk etc. If any player messes up or refuses to follow the leaders instructions they are out. The last one standing is the new leader.



Set time limits so everyone gets a chance to be the leader.




Follow the Leader Song

For younger children have everyone sing “We’re following the leader, the leader, the leader …. We’re following the leader where ever they may go.”