Swamp Ball

Grade level: 3-8
Equipment: 2 mats, dodgeballs
Game Description: Swampball is the most popular game at physedgames. In fact, it is also a definite student favorite. This team dodgeball game places ‘swamps’ down on each side where players will get stuck in.

  1. Divide the gym into 2 halves, 1 team on each half.
  2. Place an exercise mat down at the back of each side. Those are the swamps.
  3. Add in the dodgeballs and it’s game on!
  4. When players are hit, they must go into the swamp on the opposite side. Players are stuck in that swamp until they can catch a ball that has been thrown to them by their teammates who are trying to save them.
  5. If an entire team becomes stuck in the swamp, the round is over, so start a new round. Play over and over again!
  6. An optional rule that has proved to work well is this: if a player can throw a ball across and into to the opposite basketball hoop then EVERYONE from his team who is stuck in the swamp is freed.