1. Ball Games
  2. Cooperative Games
  • Large Group (10 and up)

  • Grades 1-2

  • Bases

  • 10 minutes or more

Development Goal

To develop an understanding of the structure of a kickball field and team play.

Before You Start

  • On a traditional kickball field, place a kickball, football, and frisbee at home-base.
  • Mark the outfield with enough numbers for half the group.
  • The numbers should designate outfield play positions.
  • Discuss the importance of staying at your position, calling your ball and, if necessary, passing the ball or equipment to teammates in the outfield.
  • Be prepared to discuss staying in your kicking order for players in the infield.
  • Explain the rules and then ask students to explain the game back to you.

How to Play

  • Divide the group into infield and outfield teams and give each child on each team a number.
  • The numbers denote the kicking order and their positions in the outfield.
  • Kickers come up to home plate one at a time.
  • They can kick the kickball into the field, punt the football or throw the frisbee.
  • Then, the student runs around the bases continuously.
  • The fielders retrieve the equipment, pass them infield and put them on their appropriate bases; the kickball on first base, the football on second base, and the frisbee on third base.
  • The fielders are trying to quickly place the equipment before the runner reaches home-base.
  • If the runner gets to home base first that’s a point scored.
  • Remind students to be careful about base-blocking and stepping on equipment when running the bases.


  • Add more equipment choices.
  • Equipment retrieved can all be placed at the pitcher’s mound.
  • Use three regular playground balls, and let the students kick, throw, or punt all three.