Pizza Delivery

  • Grades 3-5

  • Bean Bags

Development Goal

To develop cooperation, teamwork and verbal communication.

Before You Start

Skills Practiced:  Balance, agility, running, pacing and following directions.
Equipment Needed:  Hula hoops and bean bags.
  • Divide the students into groups of four or five.
  • Give each group a hula hoop.
  • Model how to safely run with someone inside the hula hoop.  Everyone facing forward while communicating and working as a team.

Set Up

Designate a starting line and a delivery spot.

How to Play

  • The object is to deliver all the bean bags (pizzas) to the delivery spot.
  • One student begins as the “pizza,” by standing in the middle of the hula hoop with a bean bag.
  • The other students begin as runners and hold onto the outside of the hula hoop.
  • The team runs the pizza to the delivery spot and places the bean bag on the ground before going back to the starting line.
  • Once they return from the first trip, the team switches the student that is the pizza, and makes another delivery run.
  • This continues until all students have had a chance to be the pizza or until all the bean bags have been delivered.


For more advanced groups challenge them by:
  • having them speed-walk backwards
  • making the “pizza” balance the bean bag on his/her head during any forward movement
  • having the “pizza” blindfolded so that the runners have to communicate to the “pizza” where they should be going.