Get 111 pages of field day plans, classroom readings, activity cards for leaders and helpers, awards, and even a parent invitation. Welcome to Field Day, or at least the preparation for it!
As you prepare for Field Day with these plans, also prepare your students mentally with the included stories about athletes who faced challenges and didn't easily become winners. In this way, you can help them focus on competing to their fullest but also consider they may not win the first time, either.
For each cooperative and competitive game, you will get:
1. Leader directions
2. Helper instruction cards
3. Buttons (so you can add ribbons to them)
4. Paper ribbons
This day can be a fun time for classes and schools because kids get to do things differently and enjoy being outside. (If there is inclement weather, we also offer tips for how to vary games so they can be played indoors.)
Mixing class cooperative games with general competitive games gives the right mix. Every student can get a ribbon, but they have to earn it, which doesn’t allow for an entitlement mentality.
Why are the competitive games important? What many teachers fail to realize is that kids who have not had academic success throughout the year sometimes get to shine during Field Day. Just as these students didn’t get accolades for academics all year, some academic students will get few ribbons for athletics. This is the balance of being able to give kids credit for their individual gifts and an opportunity to teach them to cheer for each other's success.
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