This game works great as a warm-up and it always gets people laughing and interacting.
Game: Players get into groups of 2 more more. Players must try to tap the other players’ shoulder or calf, while preventing the same from happening to themselves. Players score 1 point for each tap (no-double tapping allowed – players must switch hands with each tap!). Standard format I use is to have groups of 2 try to tap shoulders for 1 minute, then knees/calves for 1 minute, then both shoulders and calves for 1 minute. A lot of fun and gets people very loose. It helps if players are of a similar ability level and height (taller people have longer reach advantage). You can see a round of it being played here:
Variations: You can do a timed interval, like 1 minute, or play until someone gets X number of points. Another option is to make each player do X number of reps after each period, letting the high-score player pick the exercise.
- FREE FOR ALL: All players compete against each other for 3-5 minutes, anytime someone is tagged they must run outside the playing area and do 5 burpees before going back in. Player(s) with the most points win and/or player(s) tagged the least (these won’t always be the same people!). See it in action below:
- SMALL GROUP: This game works in small groups as well (usually 3 or 4 players):
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