Category Archives: 3rd/4th outdoor games

Another frisbee game!

I called this game “frisbee baseball” and I think it is my new favorite frisbee game.  I have been using it with 3rd and 4th graders, but I also think it would work with 5/6. Prior to this game, we … Continue reading

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Sharks and Lifeguards

Sharks and Lifeguards is a classic parachute game.  I have been hesitant to play it in the past due to the potential roughness of the game.  I decided to give it a try this year with some added caution.  It … Continue reading

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Straddle Ball

Here is a quick and easy game that doesn’t require a lot of equipment.  It also can be done in small spaces so it works well for classroom teachers that want to get kids moving a bit. Students get in … Continue reading

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Rob the Cookie Jar — Soccer Style

This game is an adaptation of the traditional “Rob the Cookie Jar”.  I used it for my 3rd and 4th graders to practice their soccer dribbling skills. Set up a large playing area with hula hoops arranged in a big … Continue reading

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Touchdown!

This game was a favorite this fall with my 3rd and 4th graders.  I also played it with 5th & 6th.  Class is divided up into two teams.  They each form a line on opposite sides of the field.  The … Continue reading

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Dribblerama

I tried another couple of basketball-based games with 3rd and 4th graders this week.  These focus on dribbling skills.  I divided my class of 35 into 3 groups.  One group had shooting practice while the other two played dribbling games. … Continue reading

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Basketball Passing Game

Circle Guard and Pass is a fun basketball game that practices the skills of bounce passes and chest passes as well as defending those passes. My 3rd and 4th graders really had fun with this game. Continue reading

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