Dodgeball is one of the most popular games for kids. However, it can get aggressive, so we created a modified version, Virus, that keeps the game safe while still being fun. 



Who: Grades 3 to 5

Players: 20+

Time: 20+ minutes

Where: Large indoor or outdoor space

Equipment: Four soft gator balls 


How to Play

  • Spread out. Each ball represents a virus. 
  • Roll or throw the balls at other players. Aim below the waist. 
  • If you are hit with a ball, you take a knee and watch the player that hit you. 
  • When the player that hit you is hit by a ball, you are back in the game. 
  • Continue playing until you are hit by another virus. 



  • If a player aims above the waist, he or she must take a knee for 30 seconds. 


EASY: Start with only one ball.  

MEDIUM: Players can only take two steps before rolling or throwing the ball. 

HARD: Players must stand on one leg. 


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