Summer Fun

Age Range: 5 - 11
By: Lorraine Bastone

This game can be played in the summer when you have use of the field and nice dry soft grass. The commands should be carried out as quickly as possible - children who are not quick enough are out.

  • FRONT - children lie on their front.
  • BACK - children lie on back.
  • SIT - children sit with legs crossed.
  • STAND - children stand up straight.
  • ARCH or BRIDGE - children create arch with hands on floor and feet on floor facing down.
  • STAR - children do 5 star jumps counting out loud as they do each one returning to the position they were in before command given.
  • SQUATS - same as star but this time doing squat thrust.
  • TURTLE - find a partner and stand back to back (need to be reminded to move away from partner when next call is given to prevent clashes). If you are trying to get children eliminated you can state that they are not to partner with someone they have already had.
  • HEDGEHOG (after a few sessions this changes to road kill - children can be so lovely!) - Children enact squashed hedgehog on floor.
  • 1, 2, 3 and so on - have to get into group of the number given.

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