Fireman’s Challenge


Fireman’s Challenge

State Standard: 1, 2, & 4

Equipment: Several yarnballs, track baton, beachball, cones, & duck tape Grade: K-5
Purpose of Event: Overhand throwing at a target.
Time: 20-25 minutes
Organization: Split your class into 2 teams, and use whatever type of ball you wish (yarn balls, small gator skin balls.) The students have to throw the balls at the beach ball, trying to get to cross a line on the floor for points.

Set-up: You tie a piece of rope to the rim on one of your basketball hoops.  You then take a track baton, and tape it to a large volleyball/beach ball, then string the rope through the baton and tie to the basketball hoop on the other end of the gym. **Taken from a contest that firefighters have were they put a barrel on a cable and then see which group of firefighters can get the barrel to the other side.**

Concerns: Move safely around the gym. Make sure students are sharing the yarnballs. For older students make sure they DO NOT jump and touch the beachball. If they do, they are out or have to do an exercise to get back in the game.
This idea is from: Steve Kennedy, Physical Education Teacher. Sioux Falls, SD.


About mrkirsch

Greetings from Garfield Elementary School! My name is Dan Kirsch. I teach Physical Education for students in grades K-5! Please read about what students are learning within our Physical Education program at Garfield!!

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