Thursday, 13 October 2011

Games: Target Ball

Target Ball
How to Play
Divide the group into two and stand the teams at opposite ends of the grid.

Place a large ball in the middle.

Each child has a small (tennis) ball and on the whistle signal they have to throw their ball at the large ball in the middle.
The aim is to make the large ball to cross the other teams line.
Children can throw as many small balls as they can (i.e. they collect the balls that the other team has thrown).
General Points
A balloon can be used instead of a large ball.
It will travel slower in the air and thus prolong the game.
For safety reasons, if the large ball rolls out of the grid place it back in to stop the children throwing the balls out of the grid.

What you need:
  • Lots of space
  • Group of children
  • Cones for grid
  • large ball or balloon
  • a number of small balls

Ball games are easy to use with younger children as they help develop throwing, catching and rolling skills. All the games are easy to set up and promote teamwork.


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