Grade level: 3-6
Equipment: Tennis balls, beanbags
Game Description: Throw Up gets players throwing a ball up and down (and hopefully catching) multiple times whilst doing a series of other motions to make things a bit more interesting. When students miss a catch, they must lay on their backs and successfully complete a throw and catch before they can rejoin the rest of the group. This is a great game to practice hand-eye coordination while cruising around with momentum. Lots of variations to try out as well!
- Give each student a ball or beanbag.
- As students travel around, they will throw the ball up and catch it.
- If they miss the catch, they lay on their back on the floor and perform a throw and catch before getting back up.
As an old retired physical education teacher (phys ed teacher) from Michigan, your website caught my interest. I have several lead-up games (for ages 6 and up to 16) that I have created, but never published. Can they be used on your website?
Sure if you’d like – please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and eventually (hopefully) your games can be viewed/used on this site. Thanks!