Herding Sheep


  • One hula hoop
  • One pool noodle per team
  • One white, inflated balloon per team

How to Play: Have students line up in teams of no more than 9 players. Choose a student or leader volunteer to hold the hula hoop at about waist level at the opposite side of the playing area. Teams will play relay style, with the first player “herding their sheep” by moving the balloon using only the pool noodle across the gym and into the “fold” (hula hoop). Once they get the balloon through the hula hoop, they may then pick up the balloon with their hands and race back to their team, giving the balloon and the pool noodle to the next player. The first team to finish wins the round.