gym games 

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...

How to Play: Horse

Miss a shot, get an "H." Credit: ryan_fung, Flickr
What you need: At least two players, a basketball and a basketball hoop. How to play: The first player is allowed to shoot from anywhere on the court. If he or she makes that shot, all other...

How to Play: Tag

Don't get tagged! Credit: Getty Images
What you need: A group of children and a large, open space.
How to play: One person is designated as "it" and counts to a predetermined number while everyone else gets a running head start. After...

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