Fun and games this half term

Squid tag

Can you catch the squid?

How to play

  • Swimmers sink down and push from the wall while the ‘fisherman’ tries to catch the squid.
  • When tagged, the squid become fishermen
  • The last squid left becomes the new fisherman in the next round.
Will you be the last squid to get caught?
Squid tag

Follow the leader

Keep your eyes on the swimmer in front!

How to play

  • Swimmers take turns being ‘leader’
  • Jump, hop, skip, run and flap!
  • Swimming friends line up behind the leader
  • They copy every move
  • Copy it wrong and they are out of the game
  • Winner is the last person to be caught out!
Keep your eyes on the swimmer in front!
Follow the leader

Motorboats & bubbles

Motorboats -fantastic breathing game to build confidence!

How to play

  • Swimmers pop shoulders in the water and blow their bubbles like a motorboat
  • They race to the other side, either swimming or running
  • Winner is first to reach the end
  • Now, can they be submarines?
  • Get right down low in the water
  • Hold your breath and down we go!
  • Winner holds their breath the longest


You’ll need a partner for this one

How to play

  • Swimmers try and crouch low under water
  • As one swimmer jumps up, the other ducks down
  • Kangaroo…bounce!
  • Now, who can jump the highest?