Connect Four Up

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To connect four of your spots in any row or column or diagonal.

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Locomotor

  • Run

-Equipment List:

  • A checker board grid with two sets of 24 same coloured markers (one set per team)


-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Set up a start line about five paces from the checker board--make it further away if you want to have the players run more.

  • Each player (or teams of three) has 24 spots of their colour on the ground at the start line.


  • At the signal to begin players take one spot and add it to the bottom row of the board. Then run back to pick up another spot and return to the board.

  • When the players return to the board for the second, third... time they may place their spot on the bottom row or on the row just above where there already is another spot(s).

  • Each player tries to get four in a row horizontal, vertical, or diagonal.

  • First player to do so is the winner.

  • Play again and learn from previous game.

-Questions & Notes:

  • Questions for Understanding:

  • Is it better to play offensively, defensively, or a combination of the two? Why?

  • What mental challenge makes this game challenging for you?