Game of the Week: Ro-Sham-Bo Rock Star

Group Size: 5-50 Age Group: All grades Length of Activity: 5-10 minutes Developmental Goal: To increase social comfort, learn everyone’s name, improve verbal and non-verbal communication Skills Practiced: Ro Sham Bo and following directions Equipment Needed: None Before You Start: … Continue reading

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Game of the Week: Blob Tag

Group Size: Large group (10 or more) Age Group: 1st -5th grades Length of Activity: 10 minutes or more Developmental Goal: To develop eye-foot coordination and cooperation. Skills Practiced: Running, physical awareness, and decision making Equipment Needed: None Set Up: … Continue reading

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Game of the Week: Four Corners

Group Size: Any Size Age Group: 1st -5th grades Length of Activity: 5-20 minutes Developmental Goal: To develop decision making capabilities and teach silent movement and strategy Skills Practiced: Running, physical awareness, decision making and non-verbal communication. Equipment Needed: None … Continue reading

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Game of the Week: Mouse Trap

Group Size: 5-20 Age Group: K4-5th grades Length of Activity: 5-10 minutes Developmental Goal: To develop cooperation, teamwork and strategic thinking Skills Practiced: Spatial awareness, agility and reflexes Equipment Needed: None Set-Up: None Before You Start: Choose 2 people to … Continue reading

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Game of the Week: Ro-Sham-Bo Relay

Group Size: Any size Age Group: Pre K – 8th Length of Activity: 10 minutes or more Developmental Goal: To build community, develop teamwork and introduce Ro-Sham-Bo (Rock-Paper-Scissors) as a conflict resolution tool. Equipment Needed: None (may need cones to … Continue reading

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Game of the Week: Grump Island

Coach David from Brown Street Academy in Milwaukee brings us the game Grump Island. Group Size: 10-30 Age Group: K-5th Length of Activity: 10-15 minutes Developmental Goal: To develop teamwork and cooperation Skills Practiced: Running, safe tagging*, evasion, spatial awareness … Continue reading

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Come Play in Milwaukee!

Playworks Milwaukee is thrilled to be partnering with Get Active Today to share the power of play with you. We will share some of our favorite games and reveal some exciting developments for play, physical activity and learning in Milwaukee. … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions That Matter

Morning shows, magazine articles and blog posts this week have been heavy with talk about New Year’s Resolutions. It’s January 5th, the New Year has come and gone and until last night I had no idea what my resolution was going to … Continue reading

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Gear Up for Play – A Get Active Today Event

You are invited to Gear Up for Play – a sports gear and athletic equipment rummage sale Saturday, May 21, 2011 11:00 – 3:00 PM Immediately following Run the Bay Whitefish Bay High School Please donate your gently use sports … Continue reading

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Where has the School Yard Game Gone?

I remember when I was a girl growing up in a medium size mid-Wisconsin town. In the spring, summer, and fall evenings the entire school-age kid population of our neighborhood would gather at an empty field that lay untouched and … Continue reading

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