State Standard: 1, 2, & 4
|Equipment: Cageball, Exercise (stability) Ball , Poly Spots, & gator skin balls.||Grade: K-3|
|Purpose of Event: Throwing at a moving target, running, teamwork, & manipulation.|
|Time: 15-20 minutes|
|Organization: Divide the class into two teams and have them line up on each side of the gym (horizontally). Spread out the cones on each side of the gym. This will act as the boundary line where the students are “safe” from the aliens.
Alien Spaceships: Start the game with several stability balls (SLIMO-Ball). Explain to the students the stability balls are the alien spaceships and the two teams must try and throw the gator-skin balls (asteroids) at the alien spaceships, forcing it the the teams side. The two teams are trying make the alien spaceship roll over to the other teams side. No student is allowed to touch the alien spaceship otherwise they are captured by the alien. If a student comes into contact with an alien spaceship they must perform an exercise (i.e., mule kicks, ski-jumps, mountain climbers, & bell jumps) to get back in the game.
Variations: Instead of having the students throw the asteroids they could roll it (bowling skills) and/or use some type of long-handled implement.
|Concerns: Move safely around the gym. Make sure students are NOT throwing the balls at each other!!!|
|This idea is from: My take on the @CoachPirillo activity: Space Invaders.|