Game Library

Need a group game for 30 kindergarteners, indoors, in a pinch? Trying to convince 5th grader boys to stop hogging the ball? We have you covered.

Explore hundreds of games by group size, available space and equipment, appropriate ages, and developmental skills. Our games are designed to keep all kids playing. You will see lots of games where everyone is “it”, ground-rules that keep games manageable for recess supervisors, skill-building variations on students’ favorite sports, and other adaptations that make games fun and inclusive for everyone.

  • Any Size

  • Grades 1-2

  • Cones

  • Under 10 minutes

  1. Readiness Games

5 Card Pickup ›

  • Any Size

  • Grades 1-2

  • None

  • 10 minutes or more

  1. Icebreaker
  2. Indoor Game
  3. Readiness Games

All Tangled Up ›

  • Small Group (1-10)

  • Grades 1-2

  • Balls

  1. Ball Games
  2. Recess Games

Basketball ‘Playworks’ ›

  • Any Size

  • Ages 3-5

  • Jump Ropes

  • Under 10 minutes

  1. Indoor Game
  2. Recess Games
  3. Rotational Games

Cat and Mouse ›

In Cat and Mouse, jump rope skills become a matter of survival. This game combines jump rope and tag to keep all players moving through the rope. Players run and jump in a figure eight then get back in line; the goal of the mouse is to jump without getting tagged; the goal of the cat…

  • Any Size

  • Ages 3-5

  • None

  • 10 minutes or more

  1. Icebreaker

Charades Relay ›

  • Any Size

  • Grades 1-2

  • Balls

  • Under 10 minutes

  1. Ball Games
  2. Indoor Game
  3. Readiness Games

Concentration Ball ›

Playworks children playing recess games at school
Playworks children playing recess games at school
  • Small Group (1-10)

  • Ages 6-10

  • Balls

  1. Ball Games
  2. Rotational Games

Cone Guardian ›

  • Any Size

  • Ages 3-5

  • None

  • 10 Minutes

Dead Fish ›

  • Any Size

  • Ages 6-10

  • Balls

  • 10 minutes or more

Dodgeball Switch ›