To ensure that we are not killing the kids with Athletics drills, we are incorporating as many fun activities as we can. The "Chicken Run" game was a hit with the kids. As this is South-East Asia, we had a slew of wild chickens and dogs on the field that scampered off once our students started "Chicken Run" only enhancing the entertainment value.
In this game we combined sprints with throwing by teaming up the students. The game works well when there are 3 or 4 teams. From the far end line, students one throws the rubber chicken as far as they can. Once the chicken is in midair, the entire team sprints to where the the rubber chicken lands and then student two throws the chicken. The whole group sprints again and repeats the process until the good ole rubber chicken crosses the far end of the field and returns and is thrown past the line that where the game started. The kids are out of breath from interval sprints and have worked on throwing for for distance- both events on Sports Day.
KAUST Faculty, Pedagogical Coach. Presenter & Workshop Leader.IB Educator. #RunYourLife podcast host.