Inuit Games


  • Physical Wellness ⚽

Age Groups

  • Grade 4-6
  • Grade 7-9


Inuit games are traditional activities that help build physical and mental strength, endurance and agility. The games serve two main purposes: survival and recreation or celebration. One of the most important aspects of these games is that winning is not considered to be as important as the sheer fun and enjoyment of playing.


Participate in physical games that focus on developing agility, strength, flexibility, and endurance.



  • Watch the video: Kneel Jump.
    • Create a line on the floor using tape.
    • Sit in a kneeling position on the floor with your knees behind the marked line. Be sure that you are sitting on your heels with your toes pointed back.
    • Swing your arms back and forth. Use your momentum to jump as far forward as you can, landing on your feet and maintaining your balance.
    • Use tape to mark your landing spot.
  • Refer to the instructions for Inuit Back Push.
    • Create a line on the floor using tape.
    • Two players sit on the floor back-to-back on either side of the line.
    • With knees bent, players reach back and interlock their arms.
    • Players begin to push each other back using their body strength. The first player to cross the line is the winner.


  • What did you find enjoyable about this activity? What did you find challenging?
  • Do you know of any traditional games played in your community? Could you introduce a traditional game to your classmates?
  • Are there any new skills or games that you would like to explore based on this experience?