Grade: Elementary
Subject: Computer

#81. Simon Says - Let's Learn the Computer Parts

Computer, level: Elementary
Posted Tue May 25 12:45:55 PDT 1999 by Terri Majors (
Mohawk Elementary School, Bessemer, PA
Materials Required: Computer
Activity Time: 5-10 minutes
Concepts Taught: Computer Literacy

Kindergarten and Grade 1 students:
1. Introduce the students to the parts of the computer (monitor, keyboard, mouse, printer, etc.) with an oral lesson.
2. Reinforce the terms with a bulletin board display. (You can copy and print the pictures using the Claris Works library.)
3. Have the students play the "Simon Says" (or use another term for Simon) game with computer parts.
Example - Simon says touch the mouse; Simon says point to the monitor; Simon says gently press the keyboard spacebar;
Simon says point to the printer in the room; Simon says click your nose like a mouse, etc.
4. Assess the students with a worksheet (color the printer blue, draw whiskers on the mouse, etc.)

This is a great reinforcement and time filler tool.