Activities

Improving physical literacy should be all about having fun. Take a look through our huge range of activities below.

Take a look through our huge range of activities below. We have compiled these activities, a mix of new ideas and old favourites, to help kids learn the fundamental movement skills in a fun and interactive way.

Use the filters below to sort the activities by time, age group and setting. Then click through to learn more about how to set up the activity and run it for yourself.

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6 or Safe

Skills: Two-Handed Striking, Running

10 minutes 6 - 15

Place a cone next to teeball set (tee, bat and ball) Place a witches hat 2 metres be...

All Types of Catching

Skills: Catching

10 minutes 1 +

Spread the markers out in your designated area Have different balls and beanbags rea...

Balance Twister

Skills: Balancing

5 minutes 1 - 20

Place coloured flat markers in a grid arrangement 4 x 4 or larger with approximately ...

Basketball Relays

Skills: Catching, Dribble (Basketball), Dodging

10 minutes 1 - 30

On a hard, flat surface set-up six cones in a row (can increase or decrease this depe...

Battleships

Skills: Dribble (Soccer), Kicking (soccer)

10 minutes 4 +

Place a row of witches hats in middle of area 5 metres away on each side place a pa...

Beans

Skills: Running, Jumping, Balancing

5 minutes 4 +

Mark out a large area using cones Children spread out in designated area Description...

Blast Off

Skills: Running

5 minutes 1 +

Children spread out in a line facing the coach Description: Before starting the game...

Bombard

Skills: Overarm Throw

10 minutes 1 - 30

Form a 5 metre line with cones (finish line) Place the large ball(s) ~ 10 meters f...

Builders and Bulldozers

Skills: Running, Skipping, Dodging, Balancing

5 minutes 4 +

Spread cones out over a large area, with about half upside down Coach divides chil...

Cat & Mouse

Skills: Catching

10 minutes 4 +

Children start sitting in a circle Description: Students sit or stand in a circle an...

Catch Tag

Skills: Catching, Running, Hopping, Skipping, Dodging, Jumping, Balancing

5 minutes 6 +

Mark out the designated area (approx. 5m x 5m) with cones All children start with a ...

Catch the Magical Creatures

Skills: Overarm Throw

10 minutes 1 - 30

Scatter 20 hoops (or more depending on group size) around a 15m x 10m area In each...

Clean up the Rubbish (throwing)

Skills: Overarm Throw

4 - 30

Clean up your Rubbish (kicking)

Skills: Kicking (soccer)

10 minutes 4 - 30

Place cones in a large rectangle 10m x 15m and divide space with the net On either...

Collecting Rubbish

Skills: Overarm Throw, Running, Jumping, Hopping, Skipping, Dodging, Balancing

10 minutes 4 +

Define a large area 10m x 10m with cones Scatter bean bags (rubbish) throughout acti...

Cone Monster

Skills: Dribble (Soccer), Kicking (soccer)

10 minutes 4 +

Mark out a 15m x 15m square with cones Children all start in the square with a bal...

Connect 4

Skills: Running, Skipping

10 minutes 1 - 12

Place four rows of four hoops all placed close to each other Set-up two flat marke...

Diamond Cricket

Skills: Catching, Overarm Throw, Two-Handed Striking, Running

10 minutes 8 - 30

Set-up four cricket sets in a diamond formation each approximately 5-10 metres away f...

Diminishing Target

Skills: Overarm Throw

10 minutes 4 - 15

Set up four different targets, varying from easy (large) to difficult (small/thin). Y...

Discovering Jumping

Skills: Jumping

10 minutes 1 - 30

Set up different jumping obstacles such as: Different sized hurdles Line of hoops ...

Dodge

Skills: Kicking (soccer), Dribble (Soccer), Running, Jumping, Hopping, Skipping

10 minutes 4 - 30

This game must be played on a soft surface such as grass Set up two rows of flat mar...

Farmer Sam

Skills: Running, Jumping, Hopping, Skipping, Dodging

5 minutes 6 +

Mark out the designated area with cones All children start side-by-side across one e...

Fetch Cricket

Skills: Two-Handed Striking, Two-Handed Striking

10 minutes 2 - 30

Set up two sets of cricket tees and bats 10 metres away facing each other for each lo...

Follow the Leader

Skills: Running, Jumping, Hopping, Skipping, Balancing

5 minutes 1 - 20

Mark out a large area using cones (optional) Children begin by lining up behind the ...

Get the Beanbag

Skills: Running, Skipping

10 minutes 1 - 20

Place half the cones in a line on one side of area and the other half 20 metres away ...

Golden Child (striking)

Skills: Two-Handed Striking, Running

10 minutes 6 - 20

Place 4 witches hats in a diamond formation (like a teeball diamond with 1st base, 2n...

Golden Child (throwing)

Skills: Overarm Throw, Running

10 minutes 6 - 20

Place 4 witches hats in a diamond formation (like a teeball diamond with 1st base, 2n...

Guided Free Play

Skills: Running, Jumping, Balancing, Two-Handed Striking, Catching, Dribble (Soccer), Kicking (soccer), Hopping, Skipping, Dribble (Basketball), Overarm Throw, Dodging

10 minutes 1 +

Set up basic equipment around area  Allow children to organise own equipment Descrip...

Here, There, Everywhere

Skills: Running, Jumping, Hopping, Skipping, Dodging, Balancing

5 minutes 2 +

Mark out a large area using cones (optional) Children being by spreading out in spac...

Hit the Stumps

Skills: Overarm Throw

10 minutes 2 - 30

Place cones in 2 lines ~ 20 metres apart and facing one another Set-up the stumps ...