Playing should always be fun! When your usual repertoire of playground games just doesn’t do the trick, let your creativity take over. Playing these creative playground games, your kids are sure to stay active and entertained for hours.
(1) Hens & Chicks - This game is all about corralling your little chickadees in a fun and fast version of tag. Designate two points approximately 25 to 35 feet apart as “safe spots” All of the chicks start at one of the two safe spots, and one hen starts between the two points. When the hen calls for her chicks to come home all of the chicks try to run from one safe spot to the other. Then, the hen tries to catch her chicks and any who are caught must join the hen in the center for the next round. The last chick standing becomes the hen for the next game.
(2) Hula Hoop Tag – All you need for this simple playground game are two hula hoops and 10 to 15 kids. Have all the kids circle up and hold hands. Place the two hula hoops at different points around the circle so that a pair of hands is strung through them. When you say go the kids have to pass the hula hoops around clockwise without breaking the circle. Play until one of the hula hoops catches up to the other.
(3) Leap Frog Races - Split kids into groups of two or three to play a fast game of competitive leap frog. Designate a staring line and a finish line. When you say “go” the teams of leap froggers take off across the field, each player hopping over this teammates and immediately crouching down to be hopped over — no extra steps! The first team to cross the finish line wins the race.