Category: Fun

Robots

Grade level: K-5
Equipment: Beanbags
Game Description: The Robots move around in their best robotic form trying to keep their battery power pack – that is, their bean bag – balanced on their head. Robot mechanics will go around and find any broken robots, making any necessary repairs so the players can get right back in the game. Lots of room for variations or modifications, including the adding of a villain who chases the robots. Read More →

Strikeball

Grade level: K-8
Equipment: Ball
Game Description: Strikeball is a great little game to work on aspects of goaltending, fielding, striking, and reaction time. Circle groups of any size can play this game together and try to score points by striking the ball between the legs of another player. Continuous fun and practice. Read More →

Marioland

Grade level: 2-8
Equipment: Exercise mats
Game Description: Marioland is a unique tag game for PE class! Six exercise mats are spread out along the floor to represent 6 lands in the kingdom: Princess castle, Luigi Mansion, Mario Tube, Toadstool, Yoshi Island, and Bowser Castle. Players try to dodge the taggers as they move from land to land. Another student favourite. Read More →

Catch-5

Grade level: 3-8
Equipment: Ball
Game Description: Catch-5 is a top notch team game! It’s definitely one of the better games out there to promote and enhance the passing skill, as well as other skills such as moving to open spaces, pivoting, and intercepting. Lots of action and lots of fun as players work together to score points by completing 5 passes before losing control of the ball or before the other team intercepts them. Highly recommended for use as part of a basketball or team handball unit, or as a stand-alone game for physical education class. Read More →

Mousetrap!

Grade level: K-5
Equipment: None
Game Description: A super easy, super fun game for the earlier-aged students. In mousetrap, the mice try to steal the cheese from the middle of the circle, and return it to their home outside of the circle. But they must be careful to time it just right, or else the mousetrap will close in and trap them! Good for laughs and good for exercise. Read More →

Stampede

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Grade level: K-8
Equipment: Soccerball, nets
Game Description: This is soccer, but with everything backwards. The nets are backwards, the rules are backwards, and whatever else you’d like to turn backwards. No using feet to advance the ball, players must use their hands to shoot, pass, or dribble! But goalies? No using hands for them. Quite a mix-up from the regular game of soccer, but worth trying out to add something new and exciting. Read More →

Bag The Beanbag

Grade level: 3-8
Equipment: Beanbags
Game Description: Teams try to bring beanbags back to their own side by balancing them on their head and returning safely from the opposite side. But timing is everything, since once on the opposing team side, players can get tagged. There’s a good variety of skill and strategy to be accomplished in this game, including balance, communication, teamwork, chasing, fleeing, and rescue. Read More →

Skyscrapers

Grade level: 4-8
Equipment: 8 mats, dodgeballs, cones
Game Description: Topple over the skyscrapers with dodgeballs – what a blast! 4 teams, each in a corner, start by building their skyscraper using exercise mats standing on their ends. On the signal, players then start chucking the dodgeballs at the opposing teams skyscraper. This game can get fairly intense – lots of sweating and laughter. Read More →

The Question Game

Grade level: 3-8
Equipment: None
Game Description: Do you have brown hair? Do you have an older brother? Do you have a birthday in January? These types of questions can be asked in ‘The Question Game’, where students attempt to make it across to the other side without getting tagged. Players can only run if the question pertains to them. As more and more players get tagged, more and more become the tagger in the middle and it gets more difficult for the runners. Try it out and come up with your own questions. Read More →