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Sports Charades


3-14 Years Old


10 Min

What You Need

Paper with various sports written on each

To find out how this lesson fits Physical Education and Health Education standards click here.


Write names of various sports on pieces of paper (e.g. Basketball, soccer, bowling, baseball, swimming, etc.) Depending on the number of students, consider writing the same sport name on more than one piece of paper.

Lay the pieces of paper in a row on one end of a gym, large open space or an outdoor area.

Divide students into teams of 6 to 10.

One player (per team) at a time runs to the other end of the room or outdoor area, grabs a piece of paper and runs back to their team to act out the sport. (Remember, don’t let your teammates see what it says on the paper.)

When the team answers correctly, the next player runs and grabs a piece of paper and runs back to act out the sport. This continues until each team member has had a turn.

The team who finished first wins. This game is a good way for students to learn about a variety of sports.

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