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Playground Markings for Primary Schools

We understand that in primary education, the playground isn't just an empty space to run free and get rid of some of that energy - its also a great opportunity to teach your students valuable lessons outside of the classroom. That's why we understand that getting the right playground markings for your school actually matters, and is an a great chance to learn, play and thrive at the same time.

In this article, we'll explore the endless benefits of playground markings for primary schools and introduce you to ten exciting games and designs that we can offer you.

School kids standing outside

Playground markings for primary schools

Here are the 10 best playground games for primary schools that we would recommend:


Hopscotch is a timeless playground favorite that combines physical activity with cognitive development. Hopping through the numbered squares improves balance, coordination, and counting skills. It's a delightful way for children to enhance their motor skills while having fun. It's a rare day when we're not installing a hopscotch marking in a school!

Beyond the physical and cognitive advantages, Hopscotch offers an intangible sense of accomplishment and enjoyment. When children successfully complete a challenging sequence of hops, they experience a boost in self-esteem and confidence. This feeling of achievement can have a lasting positive impact on their overall well-being.

quad hopscotch playground marking

Quad Hopscotch

4.5 x 4.5m Quad Hopscotch

Playground Marking

Easy to clean, weather resistant and slip resistant.

Snakes and Ladders

Snakes and Ladders isn't just a classic board game; it's also an excellent playground marking game. This interactive design fosters strategic thinking and social interaction among children. As they move along the numbered squares, they develop counting skills, patience, and the ability to handle wins and losses gracefully. We install these markings into soooo many schools, as they're always a hit with the children.

The game's reliance on numbered squares also offers an excellent opportunity for educational reinforcement. Children naturally develop counting skills as they move along the board, enhancing their numerical literacy. Moreover, as they encounter the snakes and ladders, they learn to recognize patterns and anticipate outcomes, contributing to their problem-solving abilities.

Mini snakes and ladders playground design

Mini Snakes and Ladders

Playground Marking - Semi


A traditional game brought to life for your playground

Exercise Tracks / Activity Trails

Promoting physical activity is crucial, and exercise tracks are a fantastic way to achieve this. Out of all the markings that we've installed, the exercise tracks are, in our opinion, the best value for money. Every time we stay away on a multi-day installation of these markings, seeing the children lined up in their droves to play on it is always a satisfying sight.

These markings offer various exercise routines that improve students' physical fitness while making workouts enjoyable. From jogging to skipping, students can engage in a range of activities that boost their stamina and well-being.

Moreover, the sense of achievement and well-being that students experience as they engage in these activities is immeasurable. Physical fitness is closely linked to mental well-being, and exercise tracks offer a holistic approach to nurturing both aspects of a student's health. When students feel physically fit and active, they are more likely to experience increased energy levels, reduced stress, and improved concentration in their academic endeavors.

Exercise track playground design

Exercise Track / Activity Trail

All of our exercise tracks can be adapted to fit your playground spaces

Mimic Me

Mimic Me is an interactive marking design that encourages imitation and creativity. One child takes the lead in performing movements or poses, and the others follow suit. This fosters social interaction, communication, and creative expression among students. Something a little different to the classic Simon says!

Additionally, "Mimic Me" nurtures creative expression in a playful and uninhibited manner. The role of the leader empowers children to explore their creativity and invent imaginative movements or actions. Whether it's mimicking animal movements, dance steps, or funny poses, this game encourages self-expression and originality. It allows each child to become a choreographer, unleashing their creativity and showcasing their unique personalities.

mimic me 8 player playground marking

Mimic Me - 8 Player

Playground Marking

The largest Mimic Me playground marking we do as standard.

8.0 x 6.0m

Duck, Duck, Goose

In this classic circle game, children sit in a circle, and one child walks around, tapping others on the head while saying "duck, duck, goose." When they say "goose," the tapped child must jump up and chase the first child around the circle. It encourages anticipation, quick thinking, and social interaction.

Moreover, "Duck, Duck, Goose" is a powerful tool for social interaction. As children participate in this game, they engage in friendly banter and playful interactions. The anticipation, excitement, and shared laughter create a sense of togetherness and camaraderie among players. They form connections, build friendships, and learn the value of positive social interactions.

duck duck goose playground marking

Duck, Duck


Duck Duck Goose! Playground Marking

Our 6m diameter playground feature

Four Square

Four Square is a popular playground ball game played in a square divided into four sections. Players take turns bouncing a ball into another player's section. It enhances hand-eye coordination, reflexes, and competitiveness.

Additionally, Four Square is a social game that promotes interaction and communication among players. As they bounce the ball back and forth, they engage in light-hearted banter and exchange comments, fostering social connections and camaraderie. This aspect of the game contributes to the development of essential social skills.

four square playground marking

Four Square


Four Square Court Playground Marking

Simple to learn and great fun!

Sports Court / Multi Courts

Sports courts and multi courts are another popular choice among primary schools we have worked with. Whether you need a netball court alone, or a mix of both tennis and netball, we have a court that can accommodate for both.

These playground markings are a great way to encourage kids to engage in more physical activity, whether that be playing a football match in small groups, or even coming up with their own games within the court, it also allows creativity when out on the playground. The cognitive and physical benefits you get from having a sports court really don't end. They're a personal favourite of ours too!

Multi court 2 playground design

Multi Court 2 Playground


Our sports multi court markings can be installed in the colour of your choice, and made to a specific size to fit your playground

Number Grids and Mathematical Designs

Our number grids, along with our other mathematical designs are another great way that we can incorporate more ways of learning, out in the playground.

Whether you need something to help students understand their times tables, or even with fractions, its another great way to get them thinking - as well as getting rid of all of that energy!

It's a win win scenario, learning and active play seamlessly blended, making break times really count.

10x table playground marking

10x Times Table


10 Times Table Grid: Multiplying fun and learning

Throwing games / Target Grids

Throwing games and target grids are more than just a pastime; they're strategic tools for schools. They encourage precision, improve hand-eye coordination, and teach the importance of focus and patience.

Plus, they foster healthy competition and social interaction among students. So, when you add these playground markings to your school's playground, you're not just creating moments of pure joy; you're nurturing skills that will serve them well in the classroom and beyond.

More playground favourites we find ourselves installing frequently!

playground dartboard design

Dart Board Playground


4.0 x 6.0m Dart Board playground marking designed for use in schools

What's the time Mr Wolf

Another playground classic! This game fosters teamwork, communication, and a sense of camaraderie among children, teaching them the value of working together towards a common goal.

Moreover, "What's the Time, Mr. Wolf?" is a fantastic gateway to physical activity. It encourages kids to run, jump, and move in creative ways, developing their coordination and agility.

whats the time mr wolf playground marking

What's the time Mr Wolf

Playground Marking

Our 3.1 x 7.3m Whats the time Mr Wolf playground marking, provides a safe, engaging play space for kids

Any questions? If so, don't hesitate to Contact Us here, or Arrange a Site Survey if you want us to kick-start your playground project!

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