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Playground Games Resources

Playground games encourage a range of social skills. All the games below should be explicitly taught and modelled by adults and revisited from time to time to encourage participation. Avoid introducing too many games at once. It is better to add new games as others begin to wane in appeal.

40 - 40

40 - 40

A simple game for 4 or more players requiring no equipment or adult support.


Beans, Beans, Beans

Beans Beans

A fun and fast warm up game for 5 or more players. No equipment required. Adult led or an older child organising younger children.



Burglar! Burglar!

Burglar! Burglar

A fun a game for 10 or more players. No equipment required or adult support required.


Call My Bluff

Call My Bluff

A quiet a game for 3-6 players. No equipment required or adult support required.


Cat and Mouse

>Cat and Mouse

A team game for 10 or more players. Needs an even number of players. No equipment or adult support is required.


Copy Cats

Copy Cats

An observation game for 8 or more players. No equipment or adult support is required.



Dog and Bone

Dog and Bone

A team game for 10 or more players. Need 2 bean bags and two hoops. Needs an adult to set up and supervise though older children could organise this.


Fish

Fish

A game for 10 or more players. No equipment or adult support is required.


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