Four-square


What you need: four players, chalk, bouncy ball

How to play: Draw a large square (about 2 x 2 m) on asphalt. Divide it into four equal squares numbered one to four. One player stands in each square. The player in square four starts by bouncing the ball once in her own square, then sends it to another player in one bounce. If the ball lands outside of the intended square or doesn’t bounce before it reaches the intended player, the sender goes to square one and all the other players go up a square. If the intended player doesn’t catch the ball, she goes back to square one. If she does catch it, she then bounces it to another player, and  so on. Each round always starts at square four. The player who spends the most time in square four wins.

Fair-play tip: Who should start in square four? Try going alphabetically by first name.