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Get Outdoors During Spring With Frisbee Horseshoes


  • Physical Education
  • PE Games


  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12

Brief Description

A fun game for a nice spring-day break.



  • follow directions.
  • practice the skill of throwing a Frisbee toward a target.
  • practice working as a team and keeping score on their own (responsibility).


Frisbee, horseshoes, games, yard games, PE, physical education, recreation, recess, hoop

Materials Needed

For a class size of 28...

  • 14 Hula Hoops®
  • 14 Frisbees®
  • tape measure
  • a timer

The Lesson

Before the Lesson Set up the game "field" before students arrive. Place two Hula Hoops about 20 feet apart.

The Game
Arrange students into pairs. Then combine two student pairs into a group of four.

Use one group of four to demonstrate how to play the game as you explain it to students. The game is played much like horseshoes.

  • Have the students stand so that one member of each pair is stationed at each of the two hoops on opposite ends of the playing area. (Each student will be standing at a hoop with one of his or her opponents.)
  • Next, have the two students at one hoop throw their Frisbees one at a time. The idea is for the Frisbee to land inside the hoop at the other end of the playing area. Did either player get the Frisbee to land inside the hoop?
    --- If so, that player earns 3 points for his/her team.
    --- If both players land their Frisbees inside the hoop, each team earns 3 points.
    --- If neither player lands the Frisbee inside the hoop, then the player whose Frisbee is closest to the hoop earns 1 point for his or her team. In some cases, you might need to use a tape measure to determine which Frisbee is closest.
  • Then have the members of each team pick up the Frisbees and go back to their hoop. Now they get a turn aiming at the hoop opposite them.
  • Refresh the score after each toss.

After the demonstration, assign every four students to set up two hoops and have them keep track of their own scores. Have them play until one team reaches a score of 15 points, or for the remainder of the class period.


Walk around observing students and asking about their scores. At the end of the lesson, call the students together and ask what the scores were? Did anyone make it in the hoop?

Submitted By

Molly Schock, Casa Grande Middle School in Casa Grande, Arizona

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