Yoshi Island

Game Description: 
Great group game to get everybody moving!
To practice a variety of fundamental movement skills in a fun and competitive group game.
Game Rules: 
Begin by splitting up the children in 2-4 teams. Designate one team as the taggers, the other teams are given their own hoop which is their island. The team must try and get all their members onto the island. In order for player to get to their island they must successfully cross the non-safe zone. In this zone the non-tagging team can be tagged. In the event that they are tagged they must sit down where they are and wait for another member of their team to run and tag their hand to free them. The first team with all their teammates on their island wins.
Saftey Considerations: 
Be sure to set up boundaries with cones to indicate the playing area to avoid any collisions with walls.
Adaptations (optional): 
This game can be easily adapted to work on a variety of fundamental movement skills. Rather than running ask the children to skip, gallop or even jump.
Average: 4.2 (5 votes)
7 to 9 years
10 to 12 years
13 to 15 years
16 to 17 years
Type of Activity: 
Multi-skill game
Space Needed: 
Large Space (Gym, Multipurpose Room, Playroom)
Field / Park
Equipment Needed: 
Low Key (Balls, Balloons, Skipping ropes, Hoops)
How Many Leaders are Needed: 
Only 1
2 Leaders
How Big of a Group is Needed: 
Medium group (6 - 15 kids)
Large group (16+ kids)
Types of Skills Practiced: