-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends
Kidzworld Logo

Four Square Game Rules

Looking for fun way to get some exercise and get out of the house this summer? Read on for more about the rules of Four Square.

Four Squares - What You Need

The only things you need to get started in a game of Four Squares are some chalk, a patch of concrete somewhere, a bouncy ball like a soccer ball or volleyball and at least four people. With the chalk, draw a large square at least six feet wide and divide this big square into four equally sized small squares. Each of the four squares should be numbered 1 to 4 and should look like this:

Playing Four SquaresPlaying Four Squares

Four Squares - How To Play

  • Each player stands in one of the four squares.
  • To start the game, the player in square four serves the ball by bouncing it in their square once and then hitting it towards one of the other squares. The receiving player then hits the ball to any other player in one of the other squares.
  • The ball must bounce in another player's square, and they must hit it to another player before it bounces a second time.
  • A player may hit the ball before it bounces, if they choose to do so.
  • If a player hits the ball so that it misses another player's square, or fails to hit the ball before the second bounce after it has landed in their square, they are "out".
  • When a player is out, the other players move up to take their place, and that player moves to the last square, or to the end of the line, if there are more than four players.
  • The object of the game is to move up to and hold the server's position.

Playing Four Squares

 

Four Square - Different Variations

  • Instead of numbering the squares 1 to 4, you can play the game by naming the squares Ace, King, Queen, President, or in some other ranking order.
  • If you have eight or more players, you can have two players for each square. Each time a player hits the ball to another square, they will jump out of the court, and their partner will jump in. The two players will keep trading places each time the ball is hit towards their square.
  • When players bounce the ball, they must also call out the name of a country, a state an animal, a movie star, or whatever the category may be. A player is out if they repeat something that's already been said.

Four SquaresFour Squares
Related Stories:

 

3 Comments

Related Stories

Micro_sports-mic
Pro Sports are pretty intense and that's why there are so many rules, referees and sports talk ab...
Micro_a m
American Football may be the most popular sport in the USA and Canada, but the rest of the World ...
Micro_a m
It's time for a new sport to be invented and as the youngest generation, it's your job to be crea...
F1022714159859

Fave Summer Activity? Vote!

  • Just lounging around at home.
  • Chillin' at the beach with my buds.
  • Playin' all the outdoor sports.
  • Having tons of backyard barbeques.

Sports In The Forums

unicornsrule626
"rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
reply 1 day
rainbowpoptart
I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
reply 1 day
angelover4
CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
reply 1 day
angelover4
I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
reply 1 day
angelover4
I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
reply 1 day