High intensity, individual fitness stacking game that’s fun and easy to play.
Divide the class into two teams (3 colors vs. 3 colors), each team on one half of the activity area. Each stacker upstacks a 10-Stack with the remaining two cups stacked end to end on top randomly in the activity area.
The goal is for stackers to protect their stack while trying to knock the opposing team’s down. On the ‘go’ signal, stackers guard their stacks as they roll their balls to the opposite side in an attempt to knock over their opponent’s stacks. If a stack gets knocked over in part, or completely, the stacker must gather all of their cups, switch sides of the activity area and rebuild their stack of cups. The goal is for stackers to protect their pyramid while trying to knock the opposing team’s down. The side with the most stackers when the stop signal is given wins.
Students play 1v1. Each student sets up a 10-stack about 20-30 feet from the center line. They each have 5 tennis balls marked with numbers so they know which ones are theirs. Students roll their balls from behind the center line to try to knock down their opponent’s cups while also trying to defend their own. Once they have rolled all 5 balls, they can retrieve their own balls and return to their side to try again or play in rounds. If playing in rounds, have students stop playing in between rounds when they retrieve their tennis balls. Remind students to keep 6’ from other students when retrieving their tennis balls.
SEL helps strengthen the mind-body connection and center mental, social, and emotional health along with physical health.