SKILL FOCUS

Speed, agility, jumping, coordination, gross motor

GROUP SIZE

As many children as you have in the class

EQUIPMENT

Chalk for drawing lanes, cones, poles

LOCATION

Inside or outside

SAFETY

Children should be careful not to bump into one another or trip on hurdles

PURPOSE

Who is the fastest in the class?  Divide your class into groups of 4 and have them race in the hurdles to find out!

SETUP

Map out an area with chalk or tape to create running lanes.  Set up cones in pairs and balance a stick on top to simulate a hurdle (as seen in the image).  Run children in groups of 4 children at a time.  Try to pick a level running area possibly on the grass for added safety.

INSTRUCTIONS


Divide your class into groups of 4 children.

Have each group run a hurdle race to determine a winner.

When all the groups are done, start having all the winners race against each other until you have the top 4 children in the class run in the final race.

The child that wins the final race is the class champion.

At the end of the race, you can award certificates to the children and have them stand on a mock podium to receive their awards.  Of course, the rest of the children can get participating certificates.

MODIFICATIONS


To make it harder, add more hurdles or make them higher.