Fun Group Games: Mumble Jumble & Hagoo

 Mumble Jumble group gameMumble Jumble: Before the activity begins, a Teacher will cut up a few pictures into puzzle pieces. Each group member will grab a piece of a puzzle from a bag. The group members will keep their puzzle piece to themselves until the Teacher says, “Go!” At this point, the group members will try to locate the other members of the group with the pieces to form the appropriate pictures. Whichever group does it first, wins. This is a good activity for breaking into smaller groups.

Hagoo Group game

Hagoo: Separate the group into two even groups and have them stand in two separate lines (shoulder to shoulder) facing each other. The two groups should be about three or four feet apart. The players at the opposite ends of each line are opponents. They will step out of the lines so they are facing each other and looking down the middle of the two rows (like an old cowboy shootoff). They will both say, “Hagoo,” and start to walk down the row toward each other. They must not break eye contact, and their object is to get to the opposite end of the line without laughing or smiling. When the players pass each other, they must continue to maintain eye contact. If a person breaks eye contact, laughs, or smiles, he then must join the end of the line of the opposing team. The teams can do or say any silly things to make the opposing player crack up, but they must be careful not to make their own player lose concentration. The teams may not touch another player. This process will continue until everyone has had a turn. The team with the most players at the conclusion of the game wins.

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Streets and Alleys (Outside Game)

I recently saw a class playing this game outside. It’s called Streets and Alleys. This is definitely fast paced and will keep the kids running around a good bit. I couldn’t get a great picture, but I found an excellent description from a great website for kids games.

Before You Begin

15 or more players
Ages 7 and up

Go!

Three players will stand on the sidelines while the other players divide into 3 groups of the same number of kids (or very close to the same number).

Each team stands side by side, arms outstretched, and hold hands, to form 3 rows.

Each team faces front with about 5 feet between rows – this forms “streets”.

The players on the sidelines become the runner, the chaser and the game leader.

The runner lines up on the end of a street. The chaser lines up in front of the first row. The leader stands in front of the first row as well.

The leader shouts, “one, two, three, GO!” and the runner runs down the streets and the chaser chases her.

The leader can call out “alley” if she wants.

The players lined up in the rows, drop their arms, turn to their right and, with arms outstretched, hold hands with these other players. This forms “alleys”.

Players who are running and chasing have to run down the streets or alleys. They cannot duck under the other player’s arms.

The leader will continue to call out either streets or alleys and the players have to run that way.

Once the runner is caught, a new round begins with a new chaser, leader and runner.

If the runner is not caught after a preset number of minutes, that round is over.

Tip

Set time limits for each round depending on the number of players.

Keep it shorter if there are a large group of children playing.

streets and alleys

Not a great picture (sorry!), but you can see the kids standing in a grid formation so they can turn to make the streets and alleys…

 

 

Dr. Seuss Field Day- Station 21

Station 21- Sneetches Frankfurter RoastI recently learned about an awesome Dr. Seuss-inspired field day planned and organized by Patti, an elementary school PE teacher. Here is the last of her 21 stations:

Station 21

Title: “The Sneeches Frankfurter Roasts”

Skills: relaxation

Description: This is the refreshment and first aid station. Students are to get a cup of water. If they want another please have them reuse and fill up the same cup. Also, each student gets 1 otter pop (no color picking they can trade with a class mate if they like). There will be extra BANDAIDS here if a student needs them.

[Your school could also have a picnic lunch or snack bar at this station.]

Dr. Seuss Field Day- Station 20

Station 20- Great Day For UpI recently learned about an awesome Dr. Seuss-inspired field day planned and organized by Patti, an elementary school PE teacher. Here is one of her 21 stations:

Station 20

Title: Great Day For Up!

Skills: team work, upper body strength

Description: space students equally around the parachute. Have students in “elevator down” position and roll edges 3 times.  Divide the class in half (ex. 28 students #1-14 on 1 team; #15-28 the other team) Give each side a color. Place 2 different sets of color objects in middle of chute. On the cue of “elevator up” students bring chute to waist level and start to shake the chute trying to bump the other team’s items out. The team that gets all the other teams items out. 1st team to succeed scores a point. The game begins again until the rotation horn is heard. (K-2’s hands might get tired after 2 min so elevator down let them wiggle their fingers and start again you can see when they are getting tired.) 

Dr. Seuss Field Day- Station 19

Station 19- Hop on PopI recently learned about an awesome Dr. Seuss-inspired field day planned and organized by Patti, an elementary school PE teacher. Here is one of her 21 stations:

Station 19

Title: Hop on Pop

Skills: gross motor, balance

Description: Divide students into 6 equal teams with the first person from each team sitting on a hoppity hop ball. On the signal to begin, these players hop on the balls around the cone and back to the start. The next person in the starting hoop will sit on the ball and wait for the next signal to begin. This is an individual race, not a team relay. These races should continue until time has been called.

Dr. Seuss Field Day- Station 18

Station 18- Star Belly Sneetches Tug Of WarI recently learned about an awesome Dr. Seuss-inspired field day planned and organized by Patti, an elementary school PE teacher. Here is one of her 21 stations:

Station 18

Title: Star Belly Sneeches’ Tug Of War

Skills: Muscle strength, team work

Description: Class will compete against each other. Divide the group in 2 (MIX the groups equal with both boys and girls on each team). The students will pick up the rope only after the volunteer’s command and then pull only when told to “GO”. The object is to pull the center of the rope past the cone marker. The students are not to let go of the rope, and are to stop pulling once the volunteer declares a winner. Play until time runs out, new teams every few times.

**Please remind students not to wrap the rope around any body parts and to make sure their hands are dry. (Dryer hands will cause less rope burn.)

Dr. Seuss Field Day- Station 17

Station 17- Fox in SocksI recently learned about an awesome Dr. Seuss-inspired field day planned and organized by Patti, an elementary school PE teacher. Here is one of her 21 stations:

Station 17

Title: FOX IN SOX

Skills: THROWING AND CATCHING: EYE/HAND COORDINATION

Description: STUDENTS GET INTO GROUPS OF 2 EACH STANDING ACROSS FROM EACH OTHER THEY TOSS THE FOX TAILS TO EACH OTHER IF CAUGHT THEY TAKE A STEP BACK IF THEY DROP IT THEY MOVE BACK TO THE START AND BEGIN AGAIN. (LIKE A EGG TOSS CONTEST).