School is back in session and at my school PE specialty starts the very first day. I like to get the kids moving in between some talking about rules and expectations. This is a game I played on the first day, very first thing as the students walk in my door.
I spread poly spots randomly around the gym. 1 poly spot per student, no extras.
As the students arrive, I instruct them to stand on a spot and freeze.
I start the game by saying something I did during the summer. For example, “this summer I went swimming”, “this summer I ate a popsicle”. Then everyone who also did that thing has to move off their spot and quickly find another spot. The person left without a spot gives the next summer activity and everyone moves again. I encourage them to use broad statements so that lots of people have to move.
It is a fun, simple game with no “outs”. The students like sharing their summer activities. We played for about 5 minutes to get things going this year.