Traditional Games

Curricular Links: Physical Education, Social Studies

The Big Idea

Participation in sport and recreation improves physical development and increases awareness of fitness, nutrition and healthy living. When a young person plans and implements a physical fitness program, a momentum starts to build, tapping into their energy and creativity. They can develop leadership, communication and organization skills that can be applied to personal and community endeavours in other areas of their life.


  • Understand the importance of games and how many evolve over time
  • Play traditional Aboriginal games that involve social, mental and physical components
  • Discover skills learned in one game, will be important for other future games
  • Complete their daily physical requirement