This book is filled with competitive gym and outdoor games for every group! The games are perfect for physical education classes, youth groups, camps and clubs. There has been a movement over the years to play games that are noncompetitive; however, the reality is that kids like to play games with a winner. Striving to win is what makes the game fun, and this is what makes everyone try harder. In the process, the kids get more exercise out of the game. This book is filled with games that offer the element of competition but keeps everyone involved. During the course of playing these games, participants can easily return to active play if they get “out.” Everyone can be involved while getting exercise and having fun!
If you have a bag of foam balls, you can play a number of the games found in this book. Some games require additional small items, such as paper rolled into wands, 3×5 cards, colored markers, jump ropes, cones or bandanas. But for the most part, a bag of foam balls is the main ingredient needed.
By playing games that involve moving, running, and ball throwing, participants can get exercise without even realizing it. This is the beauty of physically active games. The games in this book have been used for everything from off-season conditioning with high school sports teams, youth groups, to summer day camp. You will find fun and active group games for the gym or outdoors to fit the needs of whatever group you work with in this easy to use book!