Action Stations

Key Stage:
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2
Led by:
  • Teacher
  • School staff
  • Young Leaders
Action Stations
Downloadable PDF (e.g. resource card, lesson plan)

Activity details

Action Stations is a simple fun activity, engaging a leader to call out instructions for pupils to follow. Each pupil has a ball/beanbag and travels around the play space and then throws & catch it, passes it around their body, swaps it with others players (or other instructions) each time they hear an instruction called out. An ever changing challenging activity which helps to develop listening, coordination and manipulation skills. ·       

  • Number of participants: Groups 
  • Purpose of activity: Increase pupil’s activity levels through a fast paced movement game, using listening skills to follow instructions called by a leader, which in turn support coordination and control skills by manipulating balls/beanbags.
  • Including all pupils: STEP framework included.    
  • Pupil roles: Participant/leader
  • Space: Indoors/Outdoors. Ensure there is enough space for the number of pupils to travel around safely without bumping into each other or into other obstacles.
  • Equipment: One ball/beanbag per pupil.



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