How to Play: Dodgeball

Filed under: Activities: Toddlers & Preschoolers, Activities: Big Kids, Activities: Tweens, Activities: Family Time

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Hit and run! Credit: Corbis


What you need: You need a standard red kickball, an outside wall, and at least seven players.

How to play: One player is chosen to be the hitter, and the other players are runners. The hitter stands with the ball in his hands 15-20 feet away from the wall, and the runners stand at either end of the wall.

The rules: At the starting signal, the runners run back and forth to each end of the wall. As they are running, the hitter throws the ball, trying to hit a runner. If a runner is hit, he is out of the game.

How to win: The last runner who avoids getting hit by the ball is the winner.

What else you need to know: The winner is the hitter in the next round of the game.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.