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28 Fun Outdoor PE Games for Children

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2023 4:22 pm
by littlesunshine
Hi teachers around the world, here are 28 Fun Outdoor PE Games ideas for Children that might useful for your class:

Warm-Up Games

Collect the Treasure
Equipment: Beanbags or balls
Split your class into four groups. Then, pile balls or beanbags in the centre of the playground. This is the ‘treasure.’ The teams then send one child at a time to run to the middle and bring back some treasure. When all the treasure is gone, the team with the most treasure wins!

The Bean Game
To play this game, ask your class to walk or jog around the playground. When they hear the name of a different type of bean, they perform the appropriate action as listed below.
Runner bean - run on the spot
French bean - stop and say ‘Bonjour!’
Jumping bean - jump around the space
String bean - stretch up to make a long, thin shape
Jelly bean - wobble like jelly
Baked bean - curl up into a round shape
Chilli bean - shiver and shake

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Catch!
Pupils are split into two equal teams. As a team, they decide if the team is going to play ‘rock’, ‘paper’, or ‘scissors’. They meet for a “face-off” at the centre line of the playground or field and on the count of three, they play rock, paper or scissors.
Whoever wins then chases the other team to the end of the line of the playground or field and catches as many people as they can on the way. Those that are caught now join the team. The game continues until all the players from one team are caught.

Ball Games

Clap and Catch
Ask your class to stand in a circle around the playground or field. Then ask them to throw the ball around the circle randomly. Each child must clap before they catch the ball. If the child drops the ball or doesn’t clap. They are out.

Catch, Don’t Catch!
Equipment: Ball or small beanbag
Players stand in a circle with their arms crossed. One player in the centre throws the ball to someone in the circle, saying either ‘Catch’ or ‘Don’t catch’. If they say ‘Catch’, the player should not catch the ball and must not move their arms. If they say ‘Don’t catch’, the player should catch the ball. If a player does the wrong thing or misses the ball, they’re out!

Equipment: 5 soft foam balls and cones
Dodgeball is always a class favourite! To play this game, split your class into two equal teams. Then, mark cones along the middle of the playground and place the foam balls along the middle of the playground and ask the two teams to stand at opposite sides of the playground. Once the whistle has blown, the players must sprint forward and try to take possession of one of the balls before the other team.
Players must throw the balls over the central line made with the cones, trying to hit their opponents. If a player is hit by the opposition or catches the ball, then they are out of the game. The aim of this game is to get all of the opposing team out by hitting them with a foam ball. The first team to have all of the opposition out is the winner.

Throw and Run
Play this game in groups of four. You will need one ball for each group. Tell the players to stand about three meters apart from each other so that each player is in the corner of an imaginary square. The aim of the game is to pass the tennis ball around the ‘square’ as quickly as possible. To add an extra challenge, once you have thrown the ball to the next player, ask your pupils to run around the square. The players need to make sure they get back to their spot before the ball is passed to them.

Piggy in the Middle
Ask your pupils to get into groups of three. For this warm-up, the players need to stand at either side of the playground, with one person in the middle. The aim of the game is to throw the ball to the player on the other end using the underarm throw and the overhead pass without letting the player in the middle catch it. The pupils must take turns being the ‘piggy in the middle.’

Read more ideas here: ... r-children

Re: 28 Fun Outdoor PE Games for Children

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2023 8:46 am
by Mr Greg
A thing I would like to add.

No matter the age, do a warmup/stretch. For my K3s (aged 5) I mentioned the different parts of the body and what muscles they are using.

Re: 28 Fun Outdoor PE Games for Children

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2023 10:13 am
by patrickgraham
I love these games. How can I get them?

Re: 28 Fun Outdoor PE Games for Children

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2023 1:51 pm
by littlesunshine
Hi! Noted and thanks for all the replies! :)
all those games you can find and explore here: ... eas-for-pe

hope it helps and have a good day!xx

Re: 28 Fun Outdoor PE Games for Children

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2023 8:27 pm
by cheriedavy
Very fruitful information. Thanks a lot!

Re: 28 Fun Outdoor PE Games for Children

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2023 2:00 pm
by Phoneixeng
Hello, I'm new here. The games you mentioned seem interesting. Where can I download them from?