Games To Play 

Did you enjoy Ray's PE lesson? Let's work a little bit more on our balance with these games:

Hopscotch  

 How to Play

  • Any amount of people can play this game. All you need is some chalk and a stone to throw.
     
  • Draw your hopscotch board like the one in the picture. 
     
  • To start, throw a stone in square 1. Hop over square 1 and land your two feet in squares 2 and 3. 
     
  • If you miss the number you are aiming for, pass the stone to the next player.
     
  • Hop on one foot in single squares and hop down on two feet in side-by-side squares. Make your way down the board to number 10, turn around (still hopping) and make your way back to the start. 
     
  • On the way back to the start, stop at the square before the one the stone is in e.g If your stone is on number 1, stop on number 2. Bend over and pick up the stone without putting your foot down. 
     
  • If you lose your balance, or step on a line, your turn is over.
     
  • Once you make it back to the start successfully it is the next person's turn. On your next turn you aim for the next number up, and so on, until you reach number 10. 
     
  • Or forget all the rules and just go hopping mad!!

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Water Balloon and Spoon Race

This is another game that is great for your balance and your hand eye coordination. 

What you need: A Spoon and water balloons. If you don't have water balloons you could use eggs (ask permission; hard boil them for less mess) or potatoes and golf balls are better if you are playing indoors.

How to Race:

  • After you put the balloon on the spoon keep your free hand behind you back. No holding your balloon onto the spoon!
     
  • If you drop and burst your balloon you are out of the race.
     
  • If you drop your balloon and it doesn't burst, you can pick it up and go back and start at the beginning again. 
     
  • Add obstacles to go around or step over to make the race harder and more interesting. 
     
  • You can also play this as a one-person challenge instead of a race. Use a stopwatch and see what your fastest time is to complete the course. 

Riddles

What is harder to catch the faster you run?

What runs around a pitch but never moves?

Two soccer teams play a friendly game against each other. The home team wins, but not a single boy has scored a goal. How can this be?

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Answers: Riddles – Your breath, The Fence, they were girls that scored.