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Dodgeball

Age Range: 5 - 11
By: A Visitor

We all know it but thought I'd repeat it.

One softish ball, and lots of children are all that are needed.

Aim: To get the ball and throw it at other players' legs. Once hit they are out.

Rules: Not allowed to move once someone picks up the ball; Can only aim below the waist; If you catch someone's throw they are out; you cannot protect your legs by blocking with arms.

In constant demand with my classes!

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Campbell

I think this could be cool with the ones that are out standing on the outside and are still able to pick the ball is it comes near them and get other people out. A variation that keeps everyone included till the end.

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angela

We play a variation of this called 'Bomb the End'. At each end a goal (1 point) in the middle, a set of stumps on each corner (2 points if you hit the stumps, 3 points if you knock them down)..but the best variation we have invented (for those windy, noisy days) is 'Silent Bomb the End'. Children play the game in silence. If they speak, a point goes to the other team. After a team reaches 5 points. Everyone back in, swap ends. Our children would play this game all day every day if we let them. If a child is out..they go to the back line behind the opposing team and play the game from there. Everyone is always inovlved and active. Love it!!!~!

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Lynne

We play a "Goliath" rule. Each team secretly nominates 1 person to be their Goliath, and if that person goes out the game is over and the other team wins. This brings a really interesting twist to the game, and increases the thinking the children have to do quite significantly!

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