Dragon Ball



Dragon Ball

Be the first Dragon to get all of its eggs into a nest!

by Taylor Pringle

To be the first dragon to get all of its eggs into a nest.

SHAPE America Standards:

  • Demonstrate competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns
  • Applies Knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics related to movement and performance
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness
  • Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others
  • Recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction


Set Up:

Place the Dragon Eggs (foam balls) in the center of the playing area. Dragon Eggs should be in a ball cart or a container large enough to hold 36 6” foam balls. You should have 6 Dragon Eggs of each color red, blue, yellow, orange, green, and purple. Place 2 goals on each end of the playing area around 30 feet away from the center. Or use four goals and place them in a square pattern 30 feet from the center of the court with the holes facing towards the middle.

Optional game play: Place the goals in the middle with the holes facing outward. Using six hula hoops place them evenly spaced in a circle 30 feet away from the center and place one ball of each color in each hoop.

How to Play:

Split the class up into 6 even teams. There should be one red, blue, yellow, orange, green and purple team. Each player starts with a super strap around their waist matching their teams color. If you have a class size of 30 students you will have 5 players per team. The player at the front of the team is the Dragon Head and the person at the back of the team is the Dragon Tail. The Dragon Tail should have two flags, one on each side or hip. Only the Dragon Tail has 2 flags. Each Dragon should start at the outside of the playing area. Dragons must be connected at all times by having everyone behind the Dragon Head resting their hands on the player’s shoulders in front of them. If at any time this link is broken or another Dragon Head pulls either of the flags on the Dragon Tail the Dragon must return to the side of the court where the Dragon Head choses an exercise that everyone in that Dragon must do 5 times. Then the player who was the Dragon Head moves to the back and becomes the Dragon Tail and everyone else moves up one spot in the Dragon. The object is to get all of your Dragons Eggs into any of the Dragon Nests (goals). The first team to accomplish this is the winner.

Note: When a Dragon Tail’s flag gets pulled the Dragon that pulled the flag must hand the flag back to the Dragon so they can re-attach it before they get back into the playing area after doing their exercises.

Optional Game Play:

Create a “no go” zone in front of each goal and make the Dragon Heads throw the Eggs into the Nest from 10 feet away.


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