Games and Sports
Games and sports

Today’s Activities


Read and watch

Write a narrative where the central action is around some type of game. Before you write consider the following:

Will the narrative be in first or third person?

Who are the characters?

What is the setting?

What is the central conflict?

How will the story resolve?

Try to figure out how to build a chain reaction machine with this fun game


Try this!

Play this game of hex against a family member or against the computer. The rules are simple, but the game is hard! Rules:

Players choose a color and take turns. On each turn one counter is placed in an empty hexagonal cell.

Counters may not be moved except with the swap rule.

The first player to form a connected path of their counters linking the opposing sides of the board marked by their colour wins.

The four corner hexagons belong to both adjacent sides.

Swap rule: on their first move the second player may move normally, or choose to swap their piece with that placed by the first player.

Play a game of uno or war (whichever cards you have). Discuss colors, numbers, what numbers are higher or lower.



Use these directions and make a Fact or Fiction board about the ancient games you just learned about. Conduct some research on games during the Renaissance. Try these sites: 

Popular Sports and Games of the Renaissance

Sports in the Middle Ages

(skip to Middle Ages and Renaissance sections)

Renaissance Games

Use these directions and make a Fact or Fiction board about the ancient games you just learned about. 



Get Moving!

Get moving today! Practice some sports skills on your own or with a family member. Throw a baseball, shoot some baskets, or kick around a soccer ball.

First, have your child do some warm up stretches: 10-15 arm circles (front and backwards), 15 jumping jacks, running in place for 30 seconds, 10 leg squats, 10 push ups and sit ups then go to GoNoodle and have your child pick a couple of PE/Dance videos. 

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