Grade level: 2-8
Equipment: Decks of cards
Game Description: This is a fitness building relay-style game for PE class, using decks of cards. There are 4 teams, each one representing either diamonds, spades, clubs, or hearts. Teams will try to collect cards of their own suit by hustling to their deck and grabbing a card, one player at a time. The first team to collect all of the cards of their suit wins. Play again and again until you can’t run anymore! Also switch up the movement style from running to an activity of choice – lunges anyone?
- Teams start lined up in relay format along one edge of the gym, each across from a deck of cards.
- On the signal, the first person in line runs to the cards, flips over the top card, and takes a look.
- If the suit of the card matches that team, the player brings it back to his team. If it doesn’t match, it goes to the bottom of deck.
- Players take turns in relay style until all cards of suit are found.