LET US Play Comic Book Posters

Below are comic book style posters that illustrate the simple use of LET US Play in games children love and staff already know how to play.

Each poster illustrates one example of how each LET US Play principle can get children active.

These are one example, there are endless possibilities!

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  • There are three high resolution print ready configurations of the LET US Play poster and LET US Play Banner. 35x19, 35x35, 35x40, Banner

"L" is for Lines

The first LET US Play principle is 'Lines'. Lines are everywhere! And they limit physical activity opportunities! Remove lines from games by changing the rules. For example, in kickball, have the kicking team link arms to run the bases together. In the outfield, have the kids run to the child who fielded the ball, line up behind he/she, and pass the ball through the legs or over the head. The first team done, all kickers round home plate or all outfielders pass the ball through their legs, scores.

This is one example, there are endless possibilities!

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"E" is for Elimination

The second LET US Play principle is Elimination. Elimination limits opportunities for kids to be active! Who gets “out” first? Kids that need activity the most! We need to eliminate elimination from our games to get more kids active. In dodgeball, if a kid’s ball is caught or a kid is tagged with a ball, they join the other team - Mirror Dodgeball. In tag games, instead of being out when tagged, kids become another tagger. When playing dodge-ball, you should always have another non-human target physical activity for kids to play.

This is one example, there are endless possibilities!

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"T" is for Team Size

The third LET US Play principle is Team Size.Team size is important! When teams are too big, many kids get left out of the games because the highly skilled and athletic kids tend to dominate. To maximize activity during team games, reduce the size of each team. We recommend no more than 5 vs. 5. With smaller team sizes, all kids can get an opportunity to be in the action!

This is one example, there are endless possibilities!

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"U" is for Uninvolved Staff and Kids

The fourth LET US Play principle is Uninvolved Staff and Kids. One of the easiest ways to kids active is for you, the staff, to be active! Get in the game and play with the kids. You can be the quarterback in flag football, you can switch teams to help each one, or you can simply have the kids chase you in a game of tag. The BONUS, you get to be active too! For kids, any time you see a kid standing on the sidelines or not involved in the game - STOP and THINK! What ways can you modify the game to get them involved? Have them be the tagger, have them be the next QB, or simply divided the game into smaller teams.

This is one example, there are endless possibilities!

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"S" is for Space, Equipment and Rules

The last LET US Play principle is Space, Equipment and Rules. Be CREATIVE! Think about the space you have to play. Can it be divided into smaller game spaces, like 2 small-sided games of soccer? Do you have enough equipment or the right equipment? Do the games’ rules limit opportunities for kids to be active, such as involving lines or elimination. Simply thinking about the games you play and modifying them can lead to more kids involved and being active!

This is one example, there are endless possibilities!

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