Cone Heads

A fun invasion activity with a partner taking turns you go and steal a pylon from another teams hoop and bring it back to your own.  After each attempt you change places with your partner.  I sometimes modify it so that you cannot steal a pylon from the hoop directly beside your team.  The guards depending on your school rules (mine is one foot in the hoop).

A simple game that allows the teacher to step back and see which teams can figure out a strategy to be successful.


Boom City

Boom City is a Mat Ball like game but with some fun twists.  Each team has players set up on a mat behind the defenders.  On go the teams start throwing to the people on the mat, if the people on the mat catch the ball they spike it down (BOOM), go get a tennis ball and run it back to the basket on their side.  If you throw it and it gets caught you run over and stand on the mat.  Defenders have noodles to knock the balls down.

The team with the most tennis balls at the end of the game wins!

Beanbag Bowling

A easy to use target game for bowling or rolling with equipment that many of us have in our equipment rooms.  Easy to score for the students and fun to play.


Pearl Towers

I can see students really loving this game especially if you have the Volleyball Stands to put the ball up on!  Divide the students into 2 teams and have guards and taggers on either side.  On “GO” students can throw or run to the other side and try and knock down the other teams “tower”.  If a team successfully knocks the tower down they get a bucket or stacking cup to build up their tower.  The team with the tallest tower at the end of the game wins.

If you get tagged on the other teams side you could do an exercise in a designated spot or run back and tap the wall on your teams side.


Ants in the Pants

A fun throwing game!


Air Hockey

An arcade classic makes its way to the gym.  A fun way to work on hand eye coordination, and something students could do in the hallways on those cold winter days!


Lava Tag

A gymnastics themed tag game from one of ASD-W own.  If you get tagged you have to do a forward roll on one of the mats to get back in the game. Pick a roll or allow the students to use a series of rolls to set themselves free.


Ice Cream Parlor

Scoop the ice cream and throw to your partners cone.


Rolling for points

A great game for working with scoops but also can be done with many different pieces of equipment.  The game is pretty simple, zone off your gym and each line is worth a point.  When it’s the students turn they step up and roll, toss or throw the ball and wherever it stops is worth so many points.

Some variations could be:  You have to scoop it and make the pass to get the points.  If you don’t maybe you only get 1/2 the points.

You could use a dice and if you land in the 4 point zone then you roll the dice and multiply your points.


Floor Ball

A striking game that puts your paddles to great use and can be adapted in many ways.  The basics of the game are pretty simple students must hit the ball under the pylon net and if it goes past them or they don’t hit it cleanly the other team gets a point.

Could also play it like “circulation volleyball” or “gaga ball” in that if the ball hits you on the other side you could step out.