Grounders is a relatively new game and very little is known about its origins.
Grounders is played in school playgrounds.
How to play
Played on large complicated playground sets, the point of this game is to never touch the ground. Normal rules apply while on the set, but if a non-it player touches the ground, whoever is ‘it’ can shout ‘Grounders’ to tag the person. The ‘it’ person can touch the ground, and in some games may have to close their eyes.
- Playground equipment
Physical activity in Canada includes everyone, regardless of any ability or circumstance. Some sports and activities may, however, require a few adaptations to make them as accessible as possible. Below you’ll find recommendations and suggestions on how to accommodate individuals that may have limitations or different needs. With a positive attitude and a little ingenuity, any activity can be made enjoyable for all.
Grounders is a very visual game for everyone except for the person who is “it”. In order for everyone to be on equal footing the boundaries should be defined and clearly marked. The person who is “it” yell out a phrase that forces the people playing to yell out their location (similar to Marco, Polo).
A form of team tagging could be played where there is an “it” team and a team that is trying to escape them, in this way everyone who is it can continuously look to others to see/confirm the rules Another modification could be to include a helper who gives tips the player throughout the game.
Change the structured area so that it involves little climbing or steps and instead the game is played on an area upon which everyone can move freely.