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

  • Ages 6-10

  • None

  • Under 10 minutes

  1. Indoor Game

Four Corners ›

  • Large Group (10 and up)

  • Grades 1-2

  • Dodgeballs

  • Under 10 minutes

  1. Cooperative Games
  2. Indoor Game
  3. Readiness Games
  4. Recess Games

Fox and the Rabbit ›

  • Any Size

  • Ages 6-10

  • None

  • Under 10 minutes

  1. Icebreaker
  2. Indoor Game
  3. Readiness Games

Gotcha! ›

Focus is the name of the game! In this game, students will hone their listening skills while developing eye-hand coordination. The class sits in a circle with overlapping hands. As the instructor (or student leader) tells a story, students listen for the secret word. When the secret word is heard, it’s “Gotcha time!” Students try…

  • Large Group (10 and up)

  • Ages 6-10

  • None

  • Under 10 minutes

  1. Icebreaker
  2. Indoor Game

Hero’s Challenge ›

As any comic book collector knows, being a fan can be even more fun than saving the world. In this game, players get to do both. Players play Rock Paper Scissors in pairs. Whoever is less successful becomes the winner’s number one fan, rooting for them as they find another player to challenge. By the…

Playworks children playing indoor recess games
Playworks children playing indoor recess games
  • Large Group (10 and up)

  • Grades 1-2

  • Bouncy Balls

  • Under 10 minutes

  1. Indoor Game
  2. Readiness Games

Hot Potato ›

  • Any Size

  • Ages 6-10

  • Bean Bags

  • Under 10 minutes

  1. Indoor Game

Huckle Buckle Beanstalk ›

Hula Hoop recess games
Hula Hoop recess games
  • Large Group (10 and up)

  • Ages 3-5

  • Hula Hoops

  • Under 10 minutes

  1. Cooperative Games
  2. Indoor Game

Hula Hoop Challenge ›

Playworks coaches participating in indoor games
Playworks coaches participating in indoor games
  • Any Size

  • Grades 1-2

  • None

  • Under 10 minutes

  1. Icebreaker
  2. Indoor Game

I Love My Neighbor… ›