Making Skillastics® Competitive

  • Initially, it’s best to make Skillastics® competitive based upon the instructor’s interpretation of what team is doing the best.
    1. Explain to the children that they will play for an allotted amount of time (i.e. 10 minutes, 15 minutes)
    2. Tell them you will be watching each team and judging them on the following;
      1. Are they doing the activities correctly?
      2. Are they encouraging each other?
      3. Are they behaving themselves?
      4. Based upon your analysis of each team, determines the winner.


  • Every team has a “start spot”, or matching colored circle with the word START in it. This is where each team places their colored beanbag and matching colored die to start the game.
    1. The first team that passes over their “start spot” and finishes the first activity past their start spot wins.
    2. It’s important to remember that the team must complete the first activity they landed on PAST the “start spot” in order to be declared the winner.



  • Have the teams go completely around the mat three times.
    1. The first time around, the teams completes the green repetitions (advanced)
    2. The second time around, the teams completes the red repetitions (intermediate)
    3. The third time around the teams completes the blue repetitions (beginner).
    4. The first team that goes around the mat three times is the winning team.
      1. *Please note that the team must complete the first activity, past their starting point, to win!



  • Decide the amount of time that the children will play the game (i.e. 10 minutes, 20 minutes, etc.).
    1. Every time a team passes over their “start spot”, a child from that group runs to the instructor and receives a paper clip.
    2. The teams will link the paper clips as they receive them.
    3. The team with the longest link of paper clips at the end of the time allotted, wins the game.