Connect Four--With Exercise

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-Objective:

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To connect four of your discs in any row.

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Locomotor

    • Run​

-Equipment List:

  • A Giant Up4It 

  • or,

  • A tarp/sheet with a seven-by-six grid with two sets of 21 same coloured markers (one set per team)

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-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Place a starting line five to fifteen paces from the Up4It or tarp/sheet.

  • Both teams line up behind the starting line with the three players each holding a playing object

-Instructions:

  • On the signal to begin, the first two players run to the starting marker and place their first playing object

  • Those players waiting engage in a specified exercise such as jumping jacks...

  • Once the first players have placed their playing object down the second person runs to add their playing marker and the first players run back to the starting line

  • Continue until one team has lined up four in a line and scores a point for their team

  • Resume another game

-Questions & Notes:

  • Questions for Understanding:

    • What are some of the best strategies used to win at this game?