Summer Rounders Challenges

Summer 2023 is a go!

The Summer holidays are upon us and whilst the outlook of having six weeks of free time is exciting, the reality is that there will be moments of restlessness and days when we can’t decide what to do!

We’re here with a helpful guide of rounders skill related challenges to do with the children and young people in your life. Five skills based challenges to get you having fun and enjoying each others company. And if the sun doesn’t shine, they are easily transferable to the indoors.

  • Catching

    What you need

    • 10 pairs of socks or balls
    • A receptacle i.e. bin, bucket or basket
    • Someone to throw – who lives in your household

    Aim of the Game

    • Catcher stands five big steps away from the thrower, placing the receptacle on the ground beside them.
    • Thrower throws the socks/ balls to the catcher
    • Catcher has to catch as many pairs of socks/ balls as they can out of ten, placing them in the receptacle when successfully caught, to be counted at the end.
  • Bowling

    What you need

    • 10 pairs of socks or balls
    • Empty toilet rolls, food tins
    • Something that stands above knee height i.e. chair or table

    Aim of the Game

    • Pace 7½ large steps back
    • See how many throws it takes you to knock the toilet rolls/food tins down
  • Batting

    What you need

    • 10 pairs of socks or balls
    • A bat i.e. Rounders bat, tennis racket, small cricket bat, rolling pin or thick stick of wood
    • 3 markers (cones or jumpers) to designate where the batter stands and the area to hit between
    • Someone to throw – who lives in your household

    Aim of the Game

    • Place a marker where the batter stands. Then taking 4 large paces, lay the other markers to the left and right, creating a triangle shape
    • Bowler bowls to the batter and batter tries to hit the ball/ socks through the markers on the ground
    • See how many balls/ socks you can get through the markers out of 10
    • If no bowler, throw the socks in the air yourself and try and hit them through the markers.
  • Running

    What you need

    • 2 items i.e. jumpers or cones, to mark the start and end of the distance

    Aim of the Game

    • Run as many laps as you can around the markers within 30 seconds (counting only your completed laps for your final score)
  • Keepy Uppy

    What you need

    • A bat i.e. rounders bat, book, rolling pin, cricket bat, tennis racket etc
    • A ball i.e. rounders ball, tennis ball, sponge ball, pair of socks
    • Someone – who lives in your household – to time you for one minute

    Aim of the Game

    • How many times can you bounce the ball on the bat, consecutively for one minute
    • When the ball drops to the floor, you have to start again