K1-G1 Sports Day Activities

Below are the rules & video examples of all activities

Parachute

Children space out evenly around the parachute and take a handle. The parachute provided has 20 handles so there should be enough room for each class, if there is an extra student or two, just have them grasp the parachute next to a friend.


  • Practice lifting the parachute on the count of three, by raising their arms in the air. When the parachute is open call a fruit, e.g. “apples.” Those children will then run under the chute to the other side and grab a different handle . Two fruits can also be called simultaneously.


  • When the chute is raised, call “mushroom.” The children step under the chute and sit on the inside edge trying to keep all the air inside the chute.


  • Place one or two balls on the chute. Children shake the chute in an effort to get the balls to go down the hole in the middle of the chute.


1YT Parachute

Egg & Spoon

Students can hold spoon in one hand or two but not the spoon head itself. Walk to a point and then come back and pass spoon to next team member.

Students can try walking backwards or only holding with one hand to make it more difficult.


G1KB egg & spoon

Baton Relays

Students take it in turns running with the baton to a point then returning to line and handing it to next student. Variations can include different types of movement. Running, Skipping, Hopping, Side Step etc.


Baton Relays

Tunnel Ball/Over Under

Students stand in a line and roll the ball through all team members legs. Once the ball reaches the back then the last student runs to the front and repeats to process.


Variations include under/over and side to side.

Tunnel Ball

Bean Bag Relay

Students balance bean bag on their head and walk/run to point then return and give bean bag to next student.


Extension: Student can walk backwards

Bean Bag Relay

Duck Duck Goose

Duck Duck Goose

Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad

Target Throw

Target Throw

Tug of War

Tug of War