On The Lines, Off The LinesFocus Skills: Galloping · Jumping · Leaping · Running · Skipping
On the Lines, Off the Lines is a Standards-based Fundamental Movement Skill Game that is perfect for Kindergarten and Elementary level PE programs. It can be used to introduce and reinforce skills such as running, hopping, skipping, and leaping. It requires no equipment, but must be played in a gym (for the lines).
Students begin in a scattered formation.
The teacher will call out “On the Lines” or “Off the Lines”.
If the teacher calls out “On the Lines”, students must move about the playing area while attempting to stay on the gym floor lines.
If the teacher calls out “Off the Lines”, students must move about the playing area while attempting to stay off of the gym floor lines.
The teacher may request students to move using different locomotor patterns to help student develop their fundamental movement skills.
Build One: Exploring The Space
Players get into a scattered formation. On the teacher’s signal, all players begin moving about the playing are while avoiding contact with other players and to look out for different coloured lines. This build exists to help students understand the limits of the game.
Build Two: On The Lines, Off The Lines
Players now play the game with the full version of the rules.
Grade Level Outcomes
How could you quickly move from one line to another line that isn’t connect to the line you were on?
Where else do we use these skills?
Students should keep their eyes up to avoid contact with other students.
Playing area with gym floor lines