Cone Thief


In Cone Thief, the children will have a moderate to vigorous-intensity activity level when they run and steal cones/bean bags for their side of the play area. The children cooperate within their own team to steal as many cones as possible from the other team.


  1. Divide the children into two teams on each side of the play area.
  2. Place an equal number of cones/bean bags on each side.
  3. On a signal, each team steals as many cones/bean bags onto their side. They are only allowed to steal one cone/bean bag at a time.
  4. Upon a signal, the game stops and the number of cones/bean bags each team has are counted.


  • For progression in the game, a rule could be introduced that allows them to catch children from the other team, who have stolen a cone/bean bag. If a child has stolen a cone/bean bag and is caught, they must return the cone/bean bag and go to their side of the play area.


Cones, bean bags or, for example, pinecones


0 - 2 years
3 - 5 years


Large space
Small space

Motor skills

Learning areas

Activity type