Students throw balls at a designated target (a cageball, barrel, or box, for example) to make it move toward a goal line.
throwing, teamwork, exercise, PE, physical education, game
Getting Ready to Play
Arrange students into two teams. Provide each player with a ball. Place a barrel, cageball, or box (or another easy-to-move object) in the center of the gym or outside play area. Designate a goal for each team at opposite ends of the play area.
The goal of the game is for players to use the balls to move the object in the center (the cageball, barrel, or box) to their teams goal line.
Stress active participation: students need to hustle after balls to keep throwing them again and again instead of standing and watching teammates throw or watching the barrel/cageball move. Stress to students that they do not want to get too close to the barrel or cageball, because they want to avoid being hit by it or by balls thrown at it.
Charles Milliren, Owen-Withee Elementary School in Owen, Wisconsin
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