Relay Game

The ball Alive

Children's sports game - Run & slalom

Live ball is a relay game that can be played indoors or outdoors. The aim is to run and slalom to be the first team to put the ball in the hoop. 

This game can be played as a warm-up before a sports session with children.

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Objective of the Live Ball game

The aim of this relay game is to develop :  

  • Coordination 
  • Agility
  • Speed 

Raising the child's body temperature before a sports session helps prevent injury. 


Organization of the Living Ball game

Living Ball game rules

children's relay game

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The aim of the game?

Be the 1st team to put the ball in the hoop. 

Visit "TOP STARTthe 1st child in each team runs and places the ball on the 1st peg, then returns to his/her own camp.

The 2nd child leaves in turn, slaloms the 1st stud, retrieves the ball and goes place it on the 2nd pe g and then returns to his camp.

And so on, until the last person puts the ball in the hoop.

The 1st team to place the ball in the hoop wins 1pts.

Make several rounds and count the number of points.

For each new round, change the position of the children in the team so that they all have the same playing time. 

Joining the team:

1st becomes last 

2nd becomes 3rd

3rd becomes 4th 

4th becomes 1st

Variants :

  • Increase the distance between studs.
  • Reduce the distance between studs.
  • Stagger the studs (diagonally) 
  • Add obstacles (hedges)
  • After placing the ball on a peg, slalom back. 
  • Play the game in reverse (bring the ball back to your camp)

Tools for improvement :

Your daily life and your children's learning while having fun 

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