## Scramble (using a 4-square)

Setup and Equipment

• No equipment required
• A minimum of 5 people to start a game. If there is more than five people there will need to be a line to enter the game (just like in four square).
• One person stands in the corner of each of the four squares.
• One person stands in the middle of the four square where all of the lines intersect. This person is the caller of the game.

Guidelines:

• The object of the game is to move to another square corner before another player reaches it.
• One person stands in the corner of each of the four squares.
• When everyone is standing in a corner, the caller says, “Ready, Set, Scramble”.
• At this point all of the players, including the caller, quickly move to another corner. There will be one person that doesn’t make it to a corner. That person will become the new caller. If there are more than five players, they will go to the end of the line and wait for their turn.

Variations:

• Running:  Run in place at the start of the game and keep running in place throughout.

## Equality (Straddle) Ball

Equality (Straddle) Ball Setup:

• One soft small foam ball  or playground ball for a group of five to eight students.
• The group sets up in a circle with legs wide apart and feet touching.
• The space between each player’s feet is a goal that they defend by using their hands only.
• Bend your knees and get low with the palms of your hands facing the middle of the circle and your fingers pointing down.

The game starts when one player sets the ball in front of them and taps it with their hand in an attempt to get the ball through another player’s legs.

• The ball may only be tapped with their hands. No stopping the ball and rolling it.
• You may not reach over in front of another player’s “goal”.
• If a ball travels outside of the circle, the player that touched it last should retrieve it and start a new game.

Variation One: Use two or even three balls if it is a larger group.

Variation Two (Doggy Style): Turn around so you are facing out. Position your feet, so you have to hit the ball through your legs backwards.

## Hands Down Four Square

Hands Down Four Square

• Fingers always point down. No holding ball during play.
• 4 square serves to 1 square. A good serve is bounced on the blacktop, then hit to the one square. If you win three times in square 4, go to the end on the line.
• All line balls are good, so always play the ball. When a player is out, they must go to the end of the line and players move up to fill vacated square.
• You are out when:
• You hit the ball out of bounds
• The ball hits twice in your square.
• You touch the ball when it’s in the air.
• Who’s out? The “judge” 1st person in line decides disputed calls.

## Recess Games and Activities

Tetherball – You are out if you:

• Touch the pole
• Touch the rope
• Cross the center line
• Rope/ball is wrapped around pole
• Server may only serve two times, then must go to the end of the line.

Four Square

• Underhand only
• Lines are in
• For Disputed call – The “judge” is the next person in line
• The “judge” makes all calls: overhand hit, ball out, line (redo called only if cause is interference)
• Please, no teaming or arguing
• When a player is out, they must go to the end of the line and players move up to fill vacated square.

Climbing Structure

• Slide down the slide on your bottom.
• Walking and climbing only-no running or chasing
• Stay on the inside of the structure
• No jumping from the top

Parallel Bars

• Only 4 kids on at one time
• No standing on top of or jumping off of the bars
• 2 tricks each, then give someone else a turn

Swinging Gate

• One person rides
• One person pushes 20 spins equals a turn.
• After completing 20 spins, the next person in line begins turn.
• Stand in line on the blacktop until it is your turn.

Jump Rope

• 2 misses is an out.
• Rope turners turns for 2 people.
• Jump ropes are for jumping only.

Hula Hoops

• Each person should have their own hula hoop to play with.
• Hoops are for spinning and balancing
• No catching students by looping the hula hoop over someone’s head.

• 3 players VS. 3 players only
• Practice shots O.K.
• No hanging off the rim

• 5 players vs. 5 players maximum.
• Even number of players on each team.

Wall Ball

• One person is pitcher.
• All other kids are on the wall between the lines.
• Pitcher rolls the ball like you are bowling.
• If you are hit with the ball-go out and stand at the side.
• When 2 people are out, a new game starts
• The pitcher chooses a new pitcher from the kids left on the wall.
• Boy chooses girl or girl chooses boy.

Soccer, Football, and Kickball

• Follow standard rules
• Safety and Fairness must be maintained at all times.
• Game will be discontinued if arguing replaces play.