Wacky Wednesday Warm-up Games

Indoors: Mirroring (< 5 minutes)  

Mirroring is a great game to get moving. This can be done with just two people, but the more the merrier! 

  • Partner up, (keep your distance remember!) and choose which one of you will start doing various motions. You can dance, move your arms, jump around, or do any other motions but make sure there are no delicate objects that you might knock over! 
  • Your partner must try to mirror your motions.
  • You can set a time limit and when the time is up, the partners can trade places and the person who was doing the mirroring can start doing the motions.

Outdoors: Tiger Tails (< 5 minutes)   

To play Tiger Tails, you need a strip of material for each player. The material should be about 7-inches long and 3-inches wide.

  • Each player puts the material in their back pocket. If they don't have pockets, they can just put the material in the waistband of their trousers.
  • All players stand in a circle and one person shouts "GO!" 
  • Everyone runs around, trying to grab the tails from the others. This will require players to run backwards, sideways, and change directions quickly. 
  • The student who has the most tails when everyone has lost theirs is the winner.

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Indoor: Bucketball!

Using some balled up socks and a bucket, you can enjoy a game that's like basketball, but you can play it in your very own home.  We call it "bucketball"!  The game works best with 2 or more players.

How to Play:

1) Set up your 'basketball arena’ in an area free from delicate objects.

2) Roll up the socks into little balls and tie them so they don’t unroll.

3) Place the bucket in one place and put a marker on the floor for where each player has to stand and toss the sock.

4) Take turns to throw the sock balls into the bucket.  Each player gets one point if they get the sock into the bucket. 0 points if they miss.

5) Move further away from the bucket after each turn.

6) You can create a scoreboard if you want, to keep track of who’s winning.

To make the game more difficult, replace the bucket with an object with a narrower opening, like a small box or an empty paint tin.

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