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PE Games: Tower Take Down
- 10 cones (can vary)
- Small balls that will stay on top on the cones (tennis balls, whiffle balls, etc.)
- Divide the students into two teams.
- Place an equal number of towers on each (cone with ball on top)
- Students must stay on their side at all times
- When the instructor says “go” students will begin throwing the balls to try and destroy the other team’s towers. A tower is considered “destroyed” when the ball on top of the cone falls off.
- Students can also play defense and guard their towers by standing in front of them and catch the balls as they are being thrown
- This is a continuous game and I usually play rounds lasting 3-4 minutes before adding different elements to the game.
Additional ways to play:
- If a student catches a ball, they have the ability to rebuild a tower by setting the tennis ball back on the cone.
- Move the towers at varying distances so some are closer while others are further back.
- Play a championship round where students cannot rebuild their towers if they’re destroyed. Recommended for grades 3-5 only.
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One element I have added for some of my classes who are especially good at defending their towers is to give each team a “spy” who is permitted to go onto the other team’s side with varying restrictions. It is something worth trying!