Frog in the Box!

Age Range: 5 - 11
By: Adrian Baker

Set up 2 teams at their desks. At the front of the class put a box and mark a line about 2-3 metres (yards?) away.

Choose a member of team A to stand on the line. The child must underarm a fluffy toy/teddy bear/frog/duster into the box.

  • If the child gets it in, his/her team asks them an 'easy' question, e.g. 3x2. If they get it right they win a point for their team.
  • BUT, if they missed the box, the other team asks them a 'hard' question, e.g. 7x9. If they get it right they win the point.

Then it is the other team's turn for a shot. Choose a member to have a go. Go back and forth until all chidren have had a go. Great fun!


Kath Linacre has contributed the following variation to this idea:

With my Year 2 class I found the children would ask the same questions over and over so that their team would get loads of points. To encourage the children to think, I made up 2 sets of cards (an easy set and a harder set) to display on a table, board, etc. The cards were face down so the children couldn't see the questions. When a question was needed the children chose a question and the opposite team read it out.


Lee has suggested another variation:

When the team member gets the toy in the box, their teams asks the 'easy' question and if they miss, the other team gets to ask them a 'harder' question. Then both teams can be in play at the same time and the opposing team will surely want to ask a harder question. You might need to pose boundaries on how hard the questions can be, but it should be fun anyway.

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Andreina E.

I love this idea. I'm going to try it this week!

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