Category: Outdoor

Tail Swipe

Grade level: K-8
Equipment: Tails (flags or scarves)
Game Description: Grab the tails off of other players, but try not to lose yours! This is an action-packed game that gets students moving and laughing. It’s a great stand-alone physical education game, or a fun lead-up game to flag football. Read More →

British Bulldog

Grade level: K-4
Equipment: None
Game Description: The dog catcher calls out ‘British Bulldog’ from the middle, and the bulldogs attempt to run from one end to the other without getting caught. When caught, the players become taggers as the rounds continue, making it harder for the remaining bulldogs to get from end to end. This is one of the most common tag games out there, a must play!

21

Grade level: 5-8
Equipment: Basketball
Game Description: 21 is perhaps the most popular shooting game for basketball. The idea is simple: be the first to reach 21 points. Normally played in pairs or threes, players take turns shooting for 1 or 2 points – unless you’re really good, you could make it to 21 without your opponent even having a chance to shoot! Great game for practicing free throws (foul shots).

Hop, Skip, Gallop

Grade level: K-4
Equipment: None
Game Description: What are some ways to move from one end of the gym to the other? Walking, running, jogging, hopping, skipping, galloping, jumping, lunging, knees-up, etc, etc. Practice basic transportation skills in this simple physical education game idea.

Kickball

Grade level: 3-8
Equipment: Soft bouncy ball (nerf/playground), rubber bases (or use mats)
Game Description: Kickball AKA Soccer-Baseball has been played in many-a-playground and many-a-gym for years and years. There’s a fielding team, there’s a kicking team, and there are many different rules or ways of playing. Read More →