Age: From 5 years upwards
Materials needed: Newspaper; tape; bottles to make cones; some kind of ball
Space needed: Fairly large area needed (depending on the amont of people who play). An
indoor area with smooth floor and no breakables around would be ideal.
Time taken: 5 - 10 min per game
• Make two hockey sticks by tightly rolling old newspaper into cylinders and then taping them tightly together.
• Use a small plastic ball, a soccer ball, or make a ‘puc’ out of waste material such as a plastic lid that slides well along the floor when hit.
• Use self-made cones as described above to demarcate goals on either side.
• Make two even teams; let both sit on the sideline in a row on either side of the field (facing each other).
• Give each team member from both teams a number (so that you end up with two 1s, two 2s, two 3s and so on...)
• Put the ball in the middle and the two selfmade hockey sticks on either side.
• The game-narrator (referee) then starts to call out one number, as soon as the teams hear that the right people with the "called" number needs to jump up, get one hockey stick and tries to score a goal.
• As soon as the game-narrator (referee) calls out a new number the "old" numbers (players) sit down in the row again and the two new ones continue to play.
• The team which scores the most goals in the alocated time wins.
• The game must be monitored closely by adults if young children are playing as it can become very boisterous.