Builders and Bulldozers

Builders and Bulldozers

Age: 
3-5 years, 5-8 years, 8+ years
Participants: 
4+
Time: 
5
Setting: 
School, ECEC
Cones
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Skills

Set Up:

  • Spread cones out over a large area, with about half upside down
  • Coach divides children into two teams
  • Children being by spreading out in space
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Description:

The coach divides the children into two teams, one team are the ‘Builders’ and their job is to flip all the cones up the correct way, the other team is the ‘Bulldozers’ and they have to flip as many cones as possible upside down.

On the coach’s command of GO all the children run around flipping cones according to their team allocation (Builders or Bulldozers).

Children must keep moving around and cannot just keep flipping the same cones.

After the end of the allocated time (1-3 minutes) the coach calls FREEZE and counts up how many cones are the correct way up (Builders) or upside down (Bulldozers).

The winning team is the team with the most cones matching their team allocation.

Variations:

  • Change the nominated movement around the area to skipping, hopping, jumping or galloping
  • Change the area the cones are spread over
  • Play for different periods of time from 30 seconds to 2 minutes
  • Change teams over

Teaching Points:

  • Ensure players have eyes up and head still to avoid other players