Name/Title: The Hunger Games

Purpose of Event: The Hunger Games Field Day activities were designed to provide an integrated experience where every student has the opportunity for physical activity and success no matter what their skill level. Through this field day the students were able to see a connection between physical activity and literacy.

Suggested Grade Level: 6-8

Materials Needed: Please refer to the station directions page
Hunger Games Station Directions
7th Grade Hunger Games Schedule

Description of Idea

All of the following field day activities were based off of quotes found in the book, The Hunger Games. During this half day of school, the entire 7th and 8th grade student body was outside participating in the field day activities. To adhere to the size of the student body, I had to create 14 stations with 2 classes at each station. The teachers were in charge of their own “districts” to create 2 teams of students (tributes) to be represented within the relay type games. There were a few games in which the whole class could participate, and therefore no sign up was necessary. An air horn would sound to signal the end of each 10-minute station, and rotation to the next station.

To help promote the book, and excite the students about the field day experience I (the Gamemaker) created a book trailer (just as my 7th grade ELA students were doing in class), and I sent it to all the teachers for the students to watch. I had some parent volunteers (Peacekeepers) to help manage the stations on the day of the event. I have attached the station directions, and the schedule I handed out to teachers prior to the day of the event for your convenience. See below.

Please refer to the station directions page

Hunger Games Station Directions

7th Grade Hunger Games Schedule


Submitted by Caitlin Sandroni who teaches at Sandhills Middle School in Lexington, SC. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 1/10/2012.
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