Active Play For Any Age! (SPUD)
Assign everyone a number, except the person who starts with the ball. With everyone standing close to each other, throw the ball straight into the air while shouting out one of the numbers. The player whose number has been called quickly gets the ball and shouts “SPUD” as soon as they touch it.When they yell “SPUD,” the player with the ball may then take five steps, towards any other player.
They may then roll or throw the ball at them, trying to hit below the waist. The frozen player cannot move their feet, but may try to catch the ball or evade with their upper body. If the player is hit with the ball, they get a letter (i.e. “S”). If they catch it or the thrower misses, the thrower gets a letter. Play to SPUD!