A terrific cooperative warm up physical education game!
Game Type: Physical Education
Recommended Ages: 6+
Number Of Players: Whole class
Equipment Required: Balls (approximately 12 soft or tennis balls will do), twenty or so wooden blocks (skittles, cones or anything that will stand up by itself will do)
Where To Play: Outdoors (an asphalted area like a basketball court is perfect)
Duration: 5 minutes
How To Play
Step One: Set up the blocks evenly spaced in a row about twelve metres long, the width of a basketball court is perfect. The row of blocks is known as Stonehenge because it resembles the famous Neolithic site in southern England.
Step Two: Students line up on either side of the row of blocks about ten metres away. Try to have roughly equal numbers in each group.
Step Three: When you say go, the students need to throw or roll the balls at the blocks and knock them over as fast as they can. The game ends when all the blocks have been knocked over.
Step Four: My students like to time themselves and try to break their record next time they play Stonehenge!