Hockey Hockey Hippo: A Movement Based Game

Hockey Hockey Hippo: A Movement Based Game

This fun movement activity brings the classic board game Hungry Hungry Hippos to life! Thank you to the wonderful team of teachers at Edna Libby Elementary School in Standish, Maine for designing, implementing, and sharing this activity during the 2020 WinterKids Winter Games! We’ve also included a list of some of our favorite children’s literature books about hockey!

Lesson Summary

This game is played with four teams of four kids, one team in each corner of the space, and a large pile of soft objects in the middle of the space as “ice cubes”. One player is the “rider” and lays on their belly on the scooter board and holds the floor hockey stick. One player is the “driver” and holds the feet of the rider to drive them toward the ice cubes. The other two players are the “stackers and mathematicians” and are responsible for gathering the ice cubes as quickly as possible and stacking them inside the hula hoops. They will tally the total at the end of the round. Several rounds can be played as time allows.


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WinterKids is the only nonprofit in Maine dedicated exclusively to increasing outdoor physical activity in children and families during our longest, most sedentary season.  

The shorter, darker, and colder days of winter and the increasing allure of screen time make it all too easy for kids and families to “hibernate.”  At WinterKids, we make it our business to provide kids, parents, and teachers with the right option: to get outside, get active, and have fun in the winter – and year-round.

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With outside being the safest and best place to be, WinterKids has truly thrived during the pandemic! We were able to reach nearly 27,000 kids, teachers and families in Maine and New Hampshire with creative adaptations for safe, outdoor adventures. Check out our 2020/2021 Season Wrap Up Report!

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We are so thankful for our WinterKids Family – sponsors, foundations, teams, friends, volunteers, board and staff – and most important, the KIDS we serve. 2020 was a fantastic year for our organization, reaching over 35,000 (!) kids, family members, and teachers with innovative, outdoor education programs.