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Activity Focus categories are displayed in the header area of each Playing for Life activity card as displayed above.

 

Activity Focus categories:

Warm up

These cards are used to either start a session (to form groups), as a warm up, an energiser, to encourage cooperative play or as an introduction to Skill Development or Game Concepts.

  F-2 3-4 5-6  
All-in tag  
Back to back pass  
Birthday groups  
Boundary pass  
Corkscrew tag  
Everybody  
Fish in the net  (► Video)
Flip it  (► Video)
Follow the line  
Form a group  
Frost and Thaw  
Frozen tag  
Fun on the spot  
Get the bean bag  (► Video)
Hit 4 and go  (► Video)
Hit the target  (► Video)
Hoop races  
Hoop stretch  
Hospital tag  (► Video)
How high?    
Interceptor  
Kai  
L-o-n-g throw  (► Video)
Look out for others!  
Mini tee-ball  
Newspaper hockey  (► Video)
No-go  (► Video)
Over the pit  (► Video)
Pass and run  (► Video)
Pepper  (► Video)
Rebound ball  (► Video)
Run the circle  (► Video)
Shapes in space  
Spaghetti bodies  
Splitting pairs  
Spot turns  
Take a seat!  
Target and intercept  (► Video)
Target relay  
Team alphabet  
Throlf  (► Video)
What happens?  ✓  ✓    

Download all of the Warm Up games (Adobe PDF icon PDF 6.2Mb)

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Skill Development

These activities form part of the content for the main part of your session and are designed to develop skills required for sports based activities and games.

F-2 3-4 5-6  
2 square bounce  (► Video)
3 hands, 2 feet  
4 square  (► Video)
5-point player  (► Video)
6 or safe  (► Video)
Balancing act  
Base run  (► Video)
Bat tapping  
Beat the ball  (► Video)
Beat the bucket  (► Video)
Blanket ball  (► Video)
Boccia  
Bombard  (► Video)
Bowler goaler  
Bucket and hoop  (► Video)
Bullseye  (► Video)
Buroinjin  (► Video)
Catch me!  
Catching challenge  
Circle fun  
Collect 3  (► Video)
Continuous cricket  (► Video)
Continuous tennis  (► Video)
Corner bowls  (► Video)
D1 and D2  (► Video)
Defend the zone  (► Video)
Dribblers and robbers  (► Video)
End ball  (► Video)
End to end  (► Video)
Engage all  (► Video)
Find the goal line  (► Video)
Footy golf  
French cricket  (► Video)
Frogs and lily pads  
Gorri  
Hearts–clubs–diamonds-spades  
Here, there, nowhere  
Hit 4 and go  (► Video)
Hit the target  (► Video)
In the zone  
Interceptor  
Kai  
Keep the ball  
Keep the ball up  
King/Queen of the court  
Kolap  
Koolchee  (► Video)
L-o-n-g throw  (► Video)
Mexican wave  
Mini pyramids  
Mini tee-ball  
Mini volleyball  
Names  (► Video)
Newcombe ball  (► Video)
Newspaper hockey  (► Video)
No-go  (► Video)
Numbers  
On-court off-court rapid pass  (► Video)
Over the pit  (► Video)
Pairs passing  (► Video)
Pass and run  (► Video)
Pepper  (► Video)
Rally around  (► Video)
Rebound ball  (► Video)
Run the circle  (► Video)
Shuttle ball  
Snakes alive  (► Video)
Spaghetti bodies  
Speed gate  
Spot turns  
Stork tag  (► Video)
Take a seat!  
Target and intercept  (► Video)
Target relay  
Target throw & run  
Team alphabet  
Throlf  (► Video)
Triangle roll  
Tunnel and laps  (► Video)
Underarm return relay  
Untie the knot  
Wall tennis  (► Video)
Wana  (► Video)
Warriors and dragons  (► Video)
Weme  
What happens?  
Wulijini
 (► Video)

Download all of the Skill Development games (Adobe PDF icon PDF 13.6Mb)

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Game Concepts

The game concepts category includes games that help players gain an understanding of tactics in games and helps promote the development of ‘thinking players’ by developing cognitive skills and fostering communication. You can use these to form the main part of your session.

F-2 3-4 5-6  
4 square  (► Video)
5-point player  (► Video)
6 or safe  (► Video)
Beat the ball  (► Video)
Beat the bucket  (► Video)
Boccia  
Bowler goaler  
Buroinjin  (► Video)
Continuous cricket  (► Video)
D1 and D2  (► Video)
Defend the zone  (► Video)
Defenders on the line  (► Video)
End ball  (► Video)
End to end  (► Video)
Engage all  (► Video)
Four bowler cricket  
French cricket  (► Video)
Hit 4 and go  (► Video)
In the zone  
Keep the ball up  
King/Queen of the court  
Mini golf  
Mini tee-ball  
Mini volleyball  
Newcombe ball  (► Video)
Newspaper hockey  (► Video)
No-go  (► Video)
Numbers  
Over the pit  (► Video)
Warriors and dragons  (► Video)
Wulijini
 (► Video)

Download all of the Game Concepts games (Adobe PDF icon PDF 4.6Mb)

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Finish up

Use these activities to build an appropriate conclusion to your session. You can choose physical and non-physical activities depending on your needs.

Circle and push or retreat
Circle sit
Four corners
Freeze frame
Great work!
Group balance
Left or right
Left, right & more
Let's see it!
Puppeteer
Put it away
Relaxation
S-T-R-E-T-C-H
Trust me!
Video Ref
What did you learn?
What did you like?
What's ahead?

Download all of the Finish Up games (Adobe PDF icon PDF 1.4Mb)

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