101 Playground Games is a collection of active and engaging school playground games that will encourage active learning and social development among children at playtime, this second edition has been updated to include a wealth of new games from around the world.

The school playground plays a crucial role in developing all aspects of children’s behaviour and interpersonal learning, and yet there is a growing awareness that children today do not play in the same sociable ways as previous generations. Encouraging children to play games can be hugely beneficial not only for their physical health but also for their social, emotional and mental health. 

This brilliant resource includes a practical toolkit of photocopiable and downloadable materials along with clear instructions for adults on how to organise a range of different types of games, including: 

traditional games

chasing and catching games

singing and dancing games

skipping games and rhymes

parachute games

quiet games

co-operative games

Ideal for teachers, lunchtime supervisors, breakfast and after school club leaders as well as group leaders for organisations such as scouts or guides to promote lively and enjoyable games, this book is particularly suited to children aged 5–11 years but can easily be adapted for older children. 101 Playground Games is a book that will make any playtime a richer experience for all.

chapter 1|14 pages

Traditional Playground Games

chapter 2|14 pages

Tag Games

chapter 3|12 pages

Chasing and Catching Games

chapter 4|14 pages

Singing and Dancing Games

chapter 5|16 pages

Skipping Games and Rhymes

chapter 6|14 pages

Circle Games

chapter 7|14 pages

Parachute Games

chapter 8|12 pages

Quiet Games

chapter 9|14 pages

Co-Operative Games

chapter 10|14 pages

Games from Around the World