Tip It Over, Pick It Up
No equipment needed
To follow directions and remember a task
Before You Start
Skills Practiced: Listening, coordination and awareness
- Make sure students understand safety precautions such as hands and feet should be kept to themselves and be aware of other students.
- Students understand what to do when you blow the whistle.
- Students know what team they are on and what their task is.
Place cones randomly inside the boundaries of the game
How to Play
- Divide students into two teams.
- One team is known as the “Tipper overs”, who must knock the cones over.
- The other team as the “Picker uppers”, who must stand the cones up.
- The “Tipper overs” must tip over all the cones, the “Picker uppers” need to stand the cones up.
- Cones must be tipped or picked up gently with one hand; their feet should never touch the cones.
- On your whistle all students must freeze and put their hands in the air.
- Count how many cones are tipped and how many are standing.
- After the first round switch the teams roles so each team gets a chance to do the other job.
- Each round is one minute in length.
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- If not enough room can be created indoors to play the game normally, divide the class into 4 groups and take turns in rotations.
- Another option could be to place cones on top of desks, chairs, tables, etc. if floor space is at a premium. If you try this option, remember to give extra reminders about safety.