Stay focused and practice working memory

Sequence practices your memory – in this game children have to remember the order of the spots.

How does it work?

  1. The first player steps on one spot and then the next player steps on the same spot and adds a new one by stepping on it.
  2. The next player remembers the order and steps on the two first spots and adds another spot to the sequence.
  3. The game goes on in that way with the children remembering and stepping on the spots in the right order and adding a new spot every round, making the sequence longer and longer.

The sequence can go all the way up to 20 spots but you really have to stay focused to get there! If you make a wrong step you have to start over again.

Use your senses and improve your concentration

You can play the game alone, against others, or in teams.

If you are more people taking turns at making the sequence longer and longer, you will quickly experience that you really have to collaborate and concentrate in order to not make a wrong step and end the game.

Besides from just remembering with your head, you use several senses such as:

  • Using movement
  • The spots’ colors and light
  • Individual sounds
  • The spots’ location

Sequence is great for cognitive training within the special needs area but everyone can benefit from playing the game and practicing their working memory. As learning depends on a good working memory with space for lots of new information. With Sequence cognitive training becomes a fun game where children practice focus, collaboration, and memory.

Video of Sequence

A game with many applications

Sequence was not designed to be part of a specific school subjects but rather for cognitive training.

The game can also function as an active and challenging break for both children and adults or as a game that creates focus and practices memory before playing more academically challenging games.

If you place the spots far away from each other and run instead of just walking around, it may be harder to remember and become more physically challenging.

Try it out! Do not underestimate Sequence – although the game is simple, it is surprisingly challenging!

Classroom material

Here you will find the guide for Sequence that shows you how to play the game step by step.