Type of game:
Ball Game
Character of the game:
Non-Competitive
Country of origin:
Zambia
Aim of the game:
To fill a bucket with sand without being tagged.
Number of players:
Multi Player
Two teams with a minimum of three players per team up to as many as you like
Age
5 +
Difficulty:
Easy
Area of play:
An open flat playing space with no specific boundaries
Outdoor
Equipment

An ichimpombwa (traditional Zambia ball), soft ball or similar, a bucket or similar vessel, a sand pit, sand
Motor skills
Coordination Balance Accuracy
Social skills
Cooperation Team building
Cognitive skills
equipment
Background
A dodging and tagging game played widely throughout Zambia
Set up:
An open flat playing space with no specific boundaries
Rules
  • One player from team A - the dodgers - begins by filling a bucket with sand from a pile, and transferring the sand to a sand pit
  • Team B - the taggers - take it in turns to throw a soft ball at the dodger from an agreed distance
  • When tagged (hit with the ball) this player goes to the back of team A and the next dodger steps forward to continue filling the sand pit
  • The game continues until either the dodgers fill the sand pit and count to 10 or the taggers eliminate the dodgers before they complete the task
Teaching Styles:
  • Provide clear and simple instruction
  • Encourage players to communicate between each other
  • Safety instructions to be tailored to the environment and participants playing the game
Rules:
  • Players can only be tagged below shoulder height
  • Decrease the number of taggers
  • Increase the number of taggers
Environment:
  • Taggers move further away
  • Taggers move closer
Equipment:
  • Use a large bucket or vessel to fill
Background
A dodging and tagging game played widely throughout Zambia