Players use their imaginations to get a dose of physical activity in Recess Enhancement Program (REP) game Explorers. 

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Explorers

Who: Grades K-2

Players: 2+ 

Time: 10 minutes+ 

Where: Auditorium, cafeteria, classroom, gymnasium, hallway, library, playground 

Equipment: Cones 

How to Play  

  • Players spread out 6 feet away from each other. The leader will place a cone in front of each player. 
  • Players will do a lot of moving but will not move from their cone. 
  • Players are going to explore a special place! (Leaders choose a forest, desert, or another place to explore). 
  • Players listen for directions as they go on this adventure! 
  • Coaches create a story with animals, objects, and movements that are in specific environments. For example, "Use your arms to swim in the river to see the fishes,” or, “I see a frog in the forest. Can you hop like a frog?”

Check for Understanding  

  • Players, point to your cone. 
  • Can players move from their cone? 

Game Tip  

  • Pick animals and objects that are in specific environments. For example, "Use your arms to swim in the river to see the fishes,” or, “I see a frog in the forest. Can you hop like a frog?”

Conflict Resolution Tip  

  • Allow players to help you lead the game.

PLAY: REP IT OUT  

Easy: Pick animals where players use their arms only. 

Medium: Pick animals where players use their legs only. 

Hard: Pick animals where players have to use their arms and legs.