Odds and Evens
Here is a game that will practice math facts while you do some fun physical fitness.
You will need a play field that the participants can run across from side to side such as a driveway, backyard, large room or parking lot.
Have players stand back to back in the middle of the play field (6 feet apart, of course). The caller stands at the head of the line on the playing field. The players on the right of the caller are odds, the players on the left of the caller are evens. The caller gives a number or math equation (4, 21, 6+8, 30-15, 5x11, etc.) This will need to be based on the level of the children playing. If the answer is an odd number, the players on the right of the caller run to the edge of the playing field and the partner player on the left runs to tag them. If the answer is an even number, the player on the left tries to run to the edge of the playing field and the partner player runs to tag them.
A. If no tag is made the player is safe and all return to the middle line for another number.
B. However, if a tag is made correctly (correct answer, both players run in the correct direction) the tagger gets to name an exercise for the one tagged to do.
C. If the tag is made on incorrectly (incorrect answer, one or the other player runs in the wrong direction) the caller gets to name an exercise for both partners to do.
D. If the correct partner runs as he/she should, but the partner player runs incorrectly to their side, the correct partner gets to name an exercise to do.
No partners. The player stands in front of the caller. As the caller gives an number or an equation, the player has to decide which side to run to depending on whether the answer is an odd or even number. Correct answer is safe. Incorrect answer, the caller gives an exercise to do.
Be creative with your exercise choices! Give a variety of different things to do. Think about cardio moves (jacks, mountain climbers, frog hops), strength moves (squats, push-ups, sit-ups) and flexibility (hold tree for 5 seconds, cobra, triangle).