Indoor and Outdoor Recess Games That Your Students Should Be Playing
Yesterday, I was at an elementary school to provide some consultation. By watching students have fun on the playing field, I immediately had a flashback of me playing outside with my friends around thirty years back. I started to recall all the traditional games that we usually played and decided to come up with an article encompassing them. This piece should be advantageous to teachers searching for games that their students can play during recess. So, here’re twenty traditional outdoor and indoor recess games that your students can play.
- Blind Man’s Bluff
A modification of the game “tag” that requires blindfolds. Visit Kidspot to learn more.
- What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?
A better version of Red Light, Green Light. Visit Fatherly for more information.
- Mother, May I?
A favorite among control freaks until they get the opportunity to take directions. Visit Group-Games to learn more.
- Shadow Tag
A modification of tag, but the children need to tag their shadows here. Visit Welcome to Room 2 for more information.
- Doggy Doggy Where’s Your Bone?
A guessing game that requires guessing the player who stole the bone and hid it. Though it’s quite simple, you should try it once. Check Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls out for more information.
- Capture the Flag
This is one of the classic outdoor games. As the name suggests, you need to capture the opposing team’s flag. Visit LiveAbout for more information.
- Steal the Bacon
A tag-based game that’s part sprint, part patience, and listening. Visit Physical Education Games for more information.
An Indian modification of tag. Visit Kid World Citizen to learn more.
- Charlie over the Ocean
This game has similarities with Duck, Duck, Goose. Visit The Unquowa School for more information.
The opposite version of hide-and-seek. Visit Group-Game to learn more.
- 44 Home
A variant of the game hide-and-seek. Visit BuzzFeed for more information.
- Kick the Can
This is a self-explanatory game. Visit Dukes & Duchesses to learn more.
- Ship to Shore
A variant of the game “Simon Says.” Visit Playworks to learn more.
- A Tisket, A Tasket
A variant of the game Duck, Duck, Goose. Visit Let’s Play Music for more information.
- Zero, 1, 2, 3
Children need to carry out tricks when they jump rope. Visit Playworks for more information.
- Turtle Tag
Standard tag with a twist included. Visit Lessons Learnt Journal to learn more.
- DIY Chalk Twister
A Twister game that needs to be played outside. Visit Kids Activities for more information.
- Guard the Queen Dodgeball
A variant of Dodgeball that needs to be played outside. Visit Grandma Ideas for more information.
- Red Rover
If running toward the other team sounds interesting to you, the “Red Rover” should be ideal for you. Visit Life Outside the Shell for more information.
- Four Square
Kickball, but without kicking. Visit SquareFour to learn more.
Let me know if I missed any old-school recess games.