Here you can download 50 challenge cards to get your pupils into motion:
There are 10 challenges from each country – ready to use as pdf-documents.
Two teams are given two different numbers. There are six different math problems for each of the numbers. These calculations are written on plates which are located face down on the floor.
First member of both teams start at the same time, they run to the play area and turn a plate of their choice, and calculate the sum/difference/multiplication/division. If that matches with their target number, they can keep the plate and return to their team and send next team member to continue. If number does not match, they leave the plate on floor face down and return to their team and next member continues. The team which has found all 6 plates matching their result, is the winner.
„The Gear“ – A game in the snow
First, we make a big circle in the snow. After that we make walkways from the circle to the centre. In the middle we made a smaller circle.
When the game starts we choose one catcher. The other children are trying to escape and run in the gear. If they want a break they can rest in the little circle in the middle were the catcher can’t take them. There they count to 10 and then they must leave again.
In February we had our annual day on the ski slope we have in town. This day all pupils from the first to the third grade can choose ice skating, go sledding or downhill skiing.
For children who never stand on ski we have ski lessons. These pupils usual are very proud in the afternoon, because they have learned so much.
Lunch is served outside and everyone loves hamburger, apple and juice. Our pupils love this day and look forward to it. There is a lot of motion and fun.
We want to encourage our pupils to learn independently inside and out of the classroom so we have created these fun challenge cards! Each card explains how to play a game or activity and every card is different. Some challenges require a group of people to play, others can be completed independently. Photographs and a ‘star rating’ help pupils to choose suitable challenges for their ability and environment. Each school created 10 challenge cards so we now have a pack of 50 fun outdoor activities to try in our schools!
Every year in June we have a day with many sports at Bäckskolan. This year our students were divided in 20 country-teams, after all the nations we have in our school and in the project.
During the day the teams played football, tried out athletics and hade various games. After so much motion all students and teachers were really hungry and the food was very appreciated.