Basque Cap

incl. materials
15 min.


The learner can consolidate the numbers.


A basque cap (a beret)


Teach or repeat the numbers.


  • Divide the group into two teams, which line up across from each other. There should be 10 to 30 meters between the teams.
  • Give all the learners a number, the learners facing each other get the same number.
  • Appoint a team captain for each team.
  • Place the basque cap in the middle of the two teams.
  • Shout a number.
  • The two learners with the mentioned number have to run to get the basque cap.
  • The learner who succeeds in bringing the cap behind the line of his/her team and handing it over to the team captain, gets a point.
  • The other learner can get a point if s/he succeeds in touching the other learner before s/he has reached the line.
  • Shout a second number if no one succeeds in grabbing the cap. That way the players can develop strategies on how to act.


  • You can use words instead of numbers, to consolidate specific vocabulary.
  • To make the game more challenging (in terms of sport) players have to start at a specific spot or in a specific position, e.g. plank.

Tips for the instructor

Don’t let the exercise become too physical. Simply touching the opponent is enough. Punish fouls by taking away points.

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