Sports salad

incl. materials
15 min.


The learner can understand treated vocabulary.


  • Something to mark the positions on the floor
  • Little papers with an image of a physical activity. For each activity there must be at least two papers.
  • Little papers with an instruction for a physical activity, e.g. Run! Swim! Jump! Throw!


  • Form a circle; one learner stands in the middle of the circle.
  • Give every learner a paper with an icon on.
  • Check if the learners know the name of the activity.
  • Let the learner in the middle take a paper with an instruction out of a box.
  • S/he shouts the instruction.
  • The learners who have the corresponding icon, must switch places.
  • In the meantime, the learner in the middle tries to get a spot in the circle.
  • A learner who has lost his/her position, now stands in the middle and gives a new instruction.
  • If the learner in the middle shouts Olympic Games, all learners must switch places.


  • The learner in the middle can give several instructions at the same time.
  • You can restrict the way how to switch places, e.g. only by jumping or by walking backwards.

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