How to Play: Four Square

Even big kids love a good game of four square. Credit: Corbis
What you need: Four players, a square court divided into four equal quadrants and an 8 1/2-inch playground ball or a basketball.
How to play: Each quadrant in the square...
Make sure you hit the ball into their square so that your opponant gets out.

How to Play: Ball Tag

Tag! You're it! Credit: Corbis
What you need: A group of children and an 8 1/2-inch playground ball. An adult supervisor is recommended, as this game, like dodgeball, can get rough. How to play: One person is designated as "it" and, instead of...

How to Play: Dodgeball

Don't get hit by the ball to stay alive. Credit: Getty Images
What you need: Two equally numbered teams of at least four people and an 8 1/2-inch or 14-inch diameter playground ball. You also need a court with a circle painted or drawn to establ...

Parents take school gym class with their kids

For the past 5 years, McDougle Elementary in North Carolina has been inviting parents to join in for gym class. For one week, moms and dads join their kids in learning about the importance of exercise, lessons on sportsmanship, and, of course, a good...


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