Jumping Rope

Step 1: Happy Feet Jump up and down in place without looking down (no rope) Stay on balls of feet, be light on your feet, bouncy Step 2: Rope Swing Keep hands on your side and swing rope on one side of body Jump when rope hits the ground Step 3: Toe Trap Starting to […]

Builders and Destroyers

Set up 5-10 cones about 5 feet apart on a flat hard surface. Set up additional cones if you have more kids playing. Split the group into 2 even teams. Or just play one-on-one. One team is the Builders and the other team is the Destroyers. All players have to dribble the ball constantly. While […]


Each player is given a “home” area in which they must create a building using cardboard boxes and plastic bottles. When players are in their “home” area, they can use one or more soft balls to try to knock down their opponent’s building. Each player can protect his building by blocking balls thrown by other […]

Treasure Chest

Place a basket or a bucket on the ground to be your “treasure chest.” About 20-50 feet away put approximately 5 treasures on the ground (i.e. t-shirts, toys, cones). Have your child start at the “treasure chest.” When you say “Go,” your child should dribble her soccer ball to the treasures, pick up one treasure […]

Crab Soccer

Determine a starting line and a finish line about 20 feet apart. The child should begin at the starting line with a ball. The parent should start in the middle in the crab walking position (on their hands and feet, butt up off the ground). The child’s goal is to dribble from the starting line […]

Base Running Basics – Baseball

Set four cones or t-shirts up in the pattern of bases on a baseball field (basically in a square). Designate the cones as home plate, first base, second base, and third base. The bases form a diamond or square, starting with home plate. Time your child running around the bases. Teach them how to run from […]

Beat the Ball

Stand at one end of a gym, playground or field. Choose a starting point and a finish line (about 30-40 yards apart). Say “ready, set, Go.” On “Go,” you roll the ball from the starting line towards the finish line and your child takes off running. The goal is for your child to race the […]

Race Against the Clock

Get hold of a stopwatch (or a normal watch with a second hand), or use the timer on a cell phone. Have fun coming up with some exciting challenges and time yourself, your friends and your family. Here are some fun suggestions to get you started: How quickly you can do a lap around the […]