Scroll down for yoga and climbing versions of this game with printable pictures and game cards. It doesn't work so well in the water because they lose their stickiness when wet.
Splat! Game [Making]
I waited to post this, because a lot of the splat balls popped, and I didn't have a plan to re-use them yet. I ended up filling some with rice and some with a balloon of flour. It basically adds a sticky layer. The splat balls are super satisfying at first, but it's short-lived. Thesticky eyeballs and flinging bugs work just as well and last longer.
I use this game to let kids choose the order of activities, similar to a dice or spinner. I put up an assortment of written or visual tasks. Kids throw the splat balls and do the task that is *closest* to their toss. Sometimes I remove each task after it's been hit, other times I leave them up and allow repeat hits.
For climbing we just taped the pictures directly to the wall. For yoga, I covered a piece of foam board with contact paper and scattered adhesive velcro dots all around. The balls really stick to paper and paint, so the contact paper is a must!
I created 3 versions of this game, but it can really be applied to anything. I've included downloads of the activity cards I made for Space Balls, Monkey Balls, and Food Fight.
Everything is either printed and laminated, or purchased from the dollar store teaching section. The planets are Dollar Tree wall decals.
We were practicing dynamic and static movement, so we held sloth poses for 3 breaths and got our heart rate up with monkey poses.
I purchased yoga sloth illustrations on etsy, but the seller is no longer active. Sad day.
You can still download the inversions and dynamic stretches of Monkey Bob (stuffed monkey with wired limbs).
Rebecca & Sarah have been working with children for over a decade. You can find a compilation of ideas for the classroom, home, and athletic fields here.