Game categories are displayed in the header area of each Playing for Life activity card as displayed above.
Select a game category from the list below to view all the activity cards in that category. You can also download a pdf of all the activities in a category by clicking the links below each game category list.
|Back to back pass||✓|
|Here, there, nowhere||✓||✓|
|Run the circle||✓||✓||✓|
|Take a seat!||✓||✓|
|Underarm return relay||✓||✓|
|Untie the knot||✓||✓|
Download all of the Cooperative Play games ( PDF 1.7Mb)
|All-in tag||✓||✓||✓|| (► Video)
|Follow the line||✓||✓|
|Frost and Thaw||✓||✓|
|Fun on the spot||✓||✓|
|Get the bean bag||✓||✓|
|How many bean bags?||✓|
|Low 5's – High 5's||✓||✓|
|Throw, throw, throw!||✓||✓|
Download all of the Energiser games ( PDF 1.5Mb)
Group management games are short, simple games, designed to engage participants and keep them on task. They can also be used to transition your group into pairs or groups ready for the next activity.
|Fish in the net||✓||✓|
|Form a group||✓||✓|
|Look out for others!||✓||✓|
Download all of the Group Management games ( PDF 837Kb)
Games play an important part in all cultures, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Games were and still are a way to bring people together, sharpen life skills (such as hunting), induct young men and women into the traditions of their culture and simply have fun.
These games allow students the opportunity to participate in traditional and contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander activities, helping to deliver the Australian F-10 cross-curriculum priority - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.
|Buroinjin||✓|| (► Video)
Invasion games include any sport where one team is invading the territory of the other team. These activity cards can be applied to teach the skills of sports including (but not limited to) Hockey, Soccer, AFL, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Touch Football, Water Polo, Basketball and Netball.
|Defenders on the line||✓||✓|
|Dribblers and robbers||✓|
|End to end||✓||✓|
|Find the goal line||✓||✓|
|Keep the ball||✓||✓|
|On-court off-court rapid pass||✓|
|Pass and run||✓||✓|
|Target and intercept||✓||✓|
|Warriors and dragons||✓|
Download all of the Invasion games ( PDF 2.6Mb)
Movement exploration games help children develop coordination, sequencing, imagination, memory, spatial awareness, strength, coordination and balance. These activity cards can be applied to teach the skills of sports including (but not limited to) Gymnastics, Martial Arts and dance based movement.
|3 hands, 2 feet||✓||✓|| (► Video)
|Frogs and lily pads||✓||✓|
|Nose and toes tag||✓||✓|
|Pick some spots, join the dots||✓||✓||✓|
|Shapes in space||✓||✓|
|Skip to my lou||✓|
|Stone, bridge and tree||✓||✓|
Download all of the Movement Exploration games ( PDF 2.6Mb)
Net and court games are simply activities suited to teaching the skills of sports that involve a net stretched across a court. These activity cards can be applied to teach the skills of sports including (but not limited to) Badminton, Squash, Tennis, Table Tennis and Volleyball.
|2 square bounce||✓||✓||✓|| (► Video)
|Keep the ball up||✓||✓|
|King/Queen of the court||✓|
Download all of the Net and Court games ( PDF 2.4Mb)
Striking and fielding games involve games that use a bat to strike a ball, while stationary, out into a field of players from the opposing team. There is usually a batting team and a fielding team. These activity cards can be applied to teach the skills of sports including (but not limited to) Baseball, Softball and Cricket.
|6 or safe||✓||✓|| (► Video)
|Beat the ball||✓||✓|
|Beat the bucket||✓||✓|
|Bucket and hoop||✓||✓|
|Four bowler cricket||✓||✓|
|Hit 4 and go||✓||✓|
|In the zone||✓||✓|
|Over the pit||✓||✓|
|Target throw & run||✓|
|Tunnel and laps||✓||✓|
Download all of the Striking and Fielding games ( PDF 2.2Mb)
Target games involve games where a players have to project and object to hit a target. The key focus of target games is accuracy. These activity cards can be applied to teach the skills of sports including (but not limited to) Golf, Lawn Bowls and Tenpin Bowling.
|Boccia||✓||✓|| (► Video)
|D1 and D2||✓||✓|
|Defend the zone||✓||✓|
|Hit the target||✓||✓|
Download all of the Target games ( PDF 3Mb)