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Lesson Plan #: AELP-MMS0005
Submitted by: Author not available Date: 1994

Grade Level(s): Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4


  • Physical Education/Motor/movement skills

Objectives: This game helps students develop throwing and catching skills along with basic mobility skills. Materials:

  • 2-4 balls (playground or volleyballs work best)


  • Divide class into two teams. (Putting two squads together is probably the easiest way to get teams.)
  • Pick a group leader for each team. Each team should be on a half court. They have to stay on their own half court.
  • The group leader will need to pick two people to go down to the other end to be catchers. The catchers have to stay behind the end line. They cannot go into the other team’s half court.
  • The object of the game is for the players on one half court to throw to their catchers on the other end. Every time the catcher gets the ball, their team scores a point. After they score a point, the catcher should try to throw the ball back to their teammates. The other team can try to block the throw on both ends as long as they stay on their half court. The other team will have two catchers, also.
  • The game is to 20 points. You can make up new teams after the first game or have one team win two out of three games. Another option is, you can vary the number of catchers or have teams switch half courts after each game.