Superhero School Games to Get Students Moving [Video]

Boy wearing superhero cape and shieldIn honor of National Superhero Day (April 28), we have compiled 5 fun superhero school games that your students will love! These games use rainbow sets of equipment to distinguish different superhero teams. Every color represents a different superhero!

  • Red = Ironman
  • Orange = The Human Torch
  • Yellow = Wolverine
  • Green = The Incredible Hulk
  • Blue = Superman / Superwoman
  • Purple = Batman, The Phantom, or Psylocke (Batman doesn’t have any superpowers so his character might be difficult to use in these games)


Superpower Shakedown

Similar to Everybody’s It Tag, students run around the gym trying to collect superpowers (flags) from other students while protecting their own! We used Infinite Flag Belts to divide the players into 6 different superhero teams. Students will have a blast making up names for the new powers they acquire. The person with the largest arsenal of powers at the end of a designated time is the winner!


Superpower Pile-Up

Help! All of our superheroes have lost their powers! Place six hula hoops around the outside of the play area. Students must run around the gym, collect their superpowers (ClassicCoat Balls) and return them to their base. Once a team has collected all of its superpowers, they can steal powers from other teams. The team with the most superpowers/balls at the end of a designated time is the winner!


Superhero Battle Royale

This superhero game is a battle between all six superhero teams!  Players collect their colored superpowers (ClassicCoat Balls) scattered around the gym floor and work to score on the other team’s AllAround Jr. Goal – weakening them with every ball scored. The team with the least amount of balls in their team’s goal is the winner!


Superhero Revival

Teams designate a player to tag other superheroes with their team’s colored ClassicCoat Balls! If tagged with the ball, the player is drained of all of their powers and must go back to their base to revive. In order to revive, the player must perform 10 burpees to be allowed back into the game! Nobody is safe! Even taggers can still be tagged by other teams.

ACTION! Super Shielders

Students will love this unique superhero game available only from Gopher. The goal of Super Shielders is to protect your city while the other team tries to knock over your team’s buildings. Superheroes will love the cape and shield that comes with the set. Add a unique twist to the game with archenemies that can tag anybody and make them perform an exercise before returning to the game. The first team to knock over their opponent’s buildings is the winner. This game includes activity instructions with even more game ideas and variations! Shop or learn more about Super Shielders!

Your students will have a blast saving the world with these fun superhero games for physical education!

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