Skill: Balance, Hop, Jump, Run
Time Required: 15
Activity Type: Physical
Group Size: Large Group, Medium Group, Pair, Small Group
Age Group: 6 - 9yrs, 9 - 12yrs, 13+ yrs
Play area: Gymnasium (large indoor space), Outdoor - Field
Safety Considerations: Remove any obstacles or hazards.
Remind participants to be aware of their surroundings and other participants.
Make sure the activities are age and participant appropriate.
Equipment: Fitness Tic-Tac-Toe sheet (use the one attached, or create own).
Any additional equipment (can use weights, skipping rope etc.)
Pens or pencils.
Participants to be physically active in a fun game.
Have a fitness tic-tac-toe hand out for each pair, or have it on a board or anywhere so all participants can see it.
Divide the group in pairs.
Step by Step:
Have the group get into pairs.
Leader will have a Fitness Tic-Tac-Toe hand out with activities already added (see attached document for an example).
Partners will decide who is 'X' and who is 'O'.
When the leader says go, each participant will do one of the activities listed, and when that is complete they will go to their sheet and write an 'X' or 'O' in the square with the activity they completed.
If both participants are doing the same activity, the first to finish it and write in their letter, gets that square.
The goal is just like the game tic-tac-toe, they need to get their letter 3 times in a row in order to win.
Participants can try to stop their partner from getting the line, by doing an activity they need before they can do it and win.
If a participant gets their letter all in a row, they win!
Another option for creating the Fitness Tic-Tac-Toe sheet, is giving participants a blank tic-tac-toe sheet, and the whole group has to decide on activities together. Or have each pair come up with their own activities.
Make sure participants are doing the activity properly and doing the correct number or length.
Create multiple Fitness Tic-Tac-Toe sheets for participants to do.
If partners create their own sheet, have them swap with another pair after they've done theirs.
Sources: Developed for the Leisure Information Network