||Ask each child to choose a letter and then make it with their body. They must then team up with other participants and make words. For older children you can theme the words i.e. things you would find in the circus
||Split the group into pairs. They begin on all fours, facing their opponent. A point is scored every time they touch their opponents knee or 2 points for ankle. Variations - whole group plays together, instead of scoring points - the person must roll over (still on all fours) when their knee of ankle is touched.
|Apperatus Pass the Parcel
||Participants stand in a circle. Hand out some apparatus, position at different levels e.g. under arms, between legs, between neck and shoulder. Pass the objects around the circle with out using hands. Add music to develop the movement and change the tempo. Variations - add more objects, change direction, alter the style of the music.
||Partners stand back to back. On a signal both individuals attempt to push their partners past a certain point.
||Split the group into pairs. They must conduct the following balances between them maintaining their bodies completely straight. Toe to toe they must hold onto each others wrists and lean back, side by side holding closest wrists they must take their outside feet off the floor and lean to the side, facing each other they must push against each others hands and walk their feet away as far as possible, back to back they must walk their feet as far away as possible maintaining contact with their upper back.
|Bean Bag Battle
||Young people must balance a beanbag on their head. You then start knocking the beanbags off their heads. Once this happens to a young person they must freeze until someone with a beanbag still on their head comes and picks it up for them. Variation "Heel Walking beanbag": All young people must play Bean Bag Battle but whilst walking on heels
|Bean Bag Challenge
||Every young person must throw a bean bag in the air and catch it. You then ask for a series of tasks to be achieved each time the bag is in the air. E.G. as many claps as possible, turn around, touch the floor, sit down and stand up etc.
||One young person sits at the front of a bench they are the bus driver. Every other young person comes on the bus in a clear and extreme emotional state. If one came on crying the driver and whoever else is on the bus now cries with them, if they come on laughing the whole bus load start laughing with them and so it goes.
|Carrots & Rabbits
||Choose several people to be rabbits. The rest of the group lies on the floor facing inwards with arms linked at the elbows - do not hold on to your hands just touch knuckle to knuckle. Rabbits try to pull carrots out of the circle, they then become a rabbit too. The circle should be closed up again by the remaining carrots. Clever rabbits work together to pull out strong carrots.
||The group walk around a chair. One by one they all stand up on the chair and receive the furious applause of the entire group.