This schoolyard activity is actually a great indoor game, and can also be played by just one person. Use the legs of 2 chairs to hold the elastic apart if you are playing solo.
You just need a long length of elastic and follow the simple rhyme – Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, inside, outside, step on the rails!
- For each country you must jump over one line of elastic
- Inside: jump until both feet are inside the elastics
- Outside: place your feet either side and
- On the rails: place one foot on each piece of elastic.
Keep raising the level until you can no longer jump!
Create an indoor obstacle course with plenty of climbing, crawling, hopping, jumping, falling on cushions/mattresses and let the kids have fun trying to beat each other’s times round the course.
Or for a variation, play Hot Lava where you are not allowed to touch the floor and have to get from one side of the room to the other.