I’ve used and developed these resources over a 10 year period whilst delivering leadership training for Primary School children, so they can lead activities at play-times. There are printable pages, for a games folder, which includes over 60 games and activities that 4 to 11 year olds can play at playtimes. Simply print these out and laminate them to make them durable. It includes many classic games like ‘Stuck in the Mud’ and ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf’, as well as new games and ideas. Many of the games have been adapted from ‘Fun and Games’, a book I published a few years ago. The games are easy to set up and require minimal equipment. They are fun and inclusive and I use many of them whilst teaching PE, so are a great resource for teachers to use during lessons as warm ups or to ensure students have an enjoyable lesson and improve their fitness and health.
The resource also inlcudes a student workbook, which should be used when delivering training to the leaders - usually the Year 5 or 6 students (ages 9-11). However, I have also delivered this training to Year 3 and 4 students in First Schools. There is a printable card, which can be used to help leaders introduce a game/activity safely and quickly, by using the acronym ‘NEDS Q’ (Name, Explain, Demonstrate, Safety, Questions). There is also a teacher booklet, which includes planning so a teacher can deliver the Fun Active Breaktimes training to their own student leaders.