Banana Peel Warm Up

Game Description: 
Great silly warm up!
You are a banana and warming up.
Game Rules: 
Start by telling the children that they are a banana. Start by having the children sitting down with their hands on their heads, they are seeds. Tell the children to start growing into becoming a banana by standing up tall with their hands together, reaching up to the ceiling. Tell the children the bananas are ripe for eating and its time to break out of the peel. Have one of their hands fall to their side, with the other side try to do a side bend. Do the other side. Now that the banana peels are "on the ground" children need to avoid the imaginary banana peels by moving around carefully. As the leader, yell out "LOOK OUT FOR THE PEEL" and have all the children fall to the ground.
Saftey Considerations: 
Make sure there is enough space between children.
Adaptations (optional): 
For older groups, tell the children they are ripe for picking and ripe bananas are tough to peel. They must use all their strength to avoid being peeled by the leader.
Progression (optional): 
Try playing banana tag after!
Average: 3.5 (2 votes)
2 to 3 years
4 to 6 years
7 to 9 years
Type of Activity: 
Warm up/Cool down
Space Needed: 
Large Space (Gym, Multipurpose Room, Playroom)
Medium Space (Classroom, Empty Room)
Small Space (Hall, Furnished Room)
Field / Park
Equipment Needed: 
How Many Leaders are Needed: 
Only 1
How Big of a Group is Needed: 
Small group (3-5 kids)
Medium group (6 - 15 kids)
Large group (16+ kids)
Types of Skills Practiced: