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The Catapult

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CATAPULTE is a cooperative game. The aim of the game is to catapult the opposing fortifications with the balloons.

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

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Aim of the game - The catapult

The aim of this cooperative game is to develop : 

This game encourages children's development by reinforcing motor coordination, cooperation, problem-solving and emotional management, while improving communication and self-esteem through varied roles and stimulating challenges.

  • Improve gross motor coordination, especially when throwing balls and adjusting catapult position. 
  • Muscular strength, particularly in the abdominal muscles for "catapult" players and in the upper and lower limbs for "reload" players.
  • Development of endurance and cardiovascular capacity, through active participation in the game and fast movements to collect the balls.
  • Understand the rules of the game and implement strategies to maximize your chances of success.
  • Improve concentration and focus during the game, by concentrating on the targets and adjusting the catapult's position.
  • Development of problem-solving and decision-making skills, determining the best way to launch balloons and collect balloons to replenish catapults.
  • Strengthening cooperation and teamwork, by working together to achieve a common goal.
  • Improved communication skills, by coordinating actions between "catapult" and "reload" players. 
  • Develop a sense of responsibility by respecting the rules of the game and taking on assigned roles.
  • Managing stress and frustration, facing the challenges of the game and learning to adapt to changing situations. 
  • Build self-esteem and self-confidence by successfully achieving the game's objectives and experimenting with different roles. 
  • Developing resilience, by accepting failures and learning from mistakes to improve future performance.

Game organization - The catapult

  • 2 teams
  • 6 balloons

Game rules - The catapult

Rules of the CATAPULTE game - cooperative sports game for children

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Players' roles : 

Catapult player - in abdominal position, throws balls

Player refills -collects balloons, replenishes the catapult and adjusts its position

Before the start of the game, each team has 3 balls and is made up of half "catapult" players and half "reload" players.

At the signal, the "reload " players supply the catapults which launch the balloons onto the targets targets.

The balls sent into the opposing camp are used to reload catapults.

  • Recharge" players are tasked with collecting balloons, replenishing the catapult and adjusting its position.
  • Catapult" players have the sole mission of throwing the balls from an abdominal position.

The team that manages to knock down all the opposing targets first wins the match.

The roles are changed regularly so that each participant can experience the role of catapult.

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