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.

  • Large Group (10 and up)

  • Grades 1-2

  • None

  • Less Than 10 minutes

  1. Recess Games
  2. Tag Games

Bandage Tag ›

  • Large Group (10 and up)

  • Grades 1-2

  • Balls

  1. Ball Games
  2. Recess Games

Basketball ›

  • Small Group (1-10)

  • Grades 1-2

  • Balls

  1. Ball Games
  2. Recess Games

Basketball ‘Playworks’ ›

  • Large Group (10 and up)

  • Grades 1-2

  • None

  • 10 minutes or more

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

C’mon In and Sit Down ›

  • Any Size

  • Ages 3-5

  • Jump Ropes

  • Less Than 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…

  • Large Group (10 and up)

  • Grades 1-2

  • Chalk

  • 10 minutes or more

  1. Ball Games
  2. Readiness Games
  3. Recess Games

Circle Dodgeball ›