Switch is great for any age and encourages positive conflict resolution. In this active outdoor game, players do anything they can to avoid the center cone. If a player ends up in the center, they’re out for a round and someone else gets a chance to play.

 

Who: Grades 3-5

Players: 15+

Time: 15+ minutes

Where: Gym

 

EQUIPMENT:

  • 5 cones
     

SET-UP:

  • 4 cones in a square or rectangle
  • 1 cone in the middle

HOW TO PLAY:

  • Everyone line up! One student stands at the middle cone.
  • The student in the middle will say “switch!” and everyone will run to a different corner cone.
  • Whoever is at the middle cone is out and goes to the end of the line.
  • The first student in the line goes to the middle cone and starts the game all over.

 

FOR UNDERSTANDING:

  • Where do you want to run to?
  • What do you say to start the game?

 

GAME TIP:

  • Add cones to the square or rectangle if the line is too long (six cones).

 

CONFLICT RESOLUTION TIP:

  • Use Rock Paper Scissors to solve any arguments.

 

OUTDOOR TIP:

  • Space the cones further apart.

 

REP IT OUT!

EASY: Walk to the cones.

MEDIUM: Hop to the cones.

HARD: Hop on 1 foot to the cones.

 

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