Our last week of school consists of ‘Kids Choice’ and ‘Teach the Teacher’. I can always guarantee that Prep – 2 students will always choose the game Fruit Salad and year 3-6 students will always choose Octopus. A crowd favourite.
So I thought let’s add some challenges to these old games and make them more interesting. Below I have our top 5 popular games voted by the students and we have come up with some ideas to include into the game. These games are normally played either at the start or the end of a lesson.
Due to privacy, I was unable to video the students to demonstrate the games below.
New trick: Add a fork and a spoon (who are the taggers) – they call out any fruits and those fruits must run past the fork and spoon to the other side of the wall. If the fruits get tagged, they complete 10 star jumps or an exercise of their choice.
New trick: When a student gets tagged, they must stand with their arms out and feet a part. They can be saved ONLY by another student, who must crawl between their feet. That student needs to be careful, because they can get tagged as well when saving someone (crawling). It’s all about when is it the right time to save their friend.
New trick: Add an ‘Eagle’ in front of the bean bags. They must protect the eggs and try to tag the students. If they tag a student, that student must run back without a bean bag and wait for their next turn.
New trick: Every student but the taggers have a tennis ball. When a student gets tagged they must still stand like a scarecrow and place their tennis ball near their feet. Instead of crawling through their legs, the student must throw the ball to the person who is tagged. They must catch the ball and throw it back, however if someone drops the ball whilst saving they must try again. Students need to be careful when saving a student, as they can get tagged as well.
These are just some examples we have used and I really love adding new tricks. But make sure you ask the students and get them to think about the new ideas.
What new tricks do you have?
These are my own opinions and experiences. I love to share and reflect.