Moneyball


 

Moneyball
 

State Standard: 1, 3, & 4

Equipment: Several basketballs, crates/buckets, and play money, & several Poly spots. Grade: 3-5
Purpose of Event: dribbling, shooting, teamwork, and adding skills
Time: 20-25 minutes

Organization:  Divide the class into four teams. Each player needs a basketball. Set up several poly spots (depends on how many students you have) around the shooting lanes on the basketball court. If you have four basketball hoops, you need to set up poly spots at each hoop at different spots. You can use buckets and/or milk crates (this will be the team’s bank to put their money in).
Description:  After the teams have been distributed, On the signal, each player will dribble their basketball and attempt a shot at one of the poly spots. If the player makes their shot, they will look on the whiteboard (see the picture below) to see how much that specific color is worth ($$). They will then go to the cart, grab the money, and put it in their team’s bank account (buckets/milk crates). Then they will attempt another shot, trying to keep gaining more money for their team. The activity continues until all the money is gone or time is up. After the activity has ended, each team will put their basketballs away and go and add up the amount of money they earned. The team with the most money wins.




 

Concerns: Be safe while shooting the basketballs (make sure nobody is under the baskets). No cheating!!!! 
This idea is from My student teacher Miss Zimbeck

 


Basketball Golf


 

Basketball Golf

State Standard1, 2, & 4

Equipment: One basketball per student, poly spots, score sheets, & pencils Grade: 3-5
Purpose of Event: Shooting Technique & Counting
Time: 15-20 minutes
Organization: Students work individually during this activity.  Before beginning, arrange poly spots at each basket.  Try to have at least 9 spots (holes) total.  Arrange each spot a different distance away from the basket.  Assign 2-3 students to each spot.

Basketball Golf: The children begin this activity by shooting the ball from the spot (hole).  If they make their shot on the first try, they mark a one on their score sheet.  If they miss the first shot, they run and get the rebound.  Wherever they get the rebound is where they shoot the next shot.  This process continues until they have made the shot.  Once they have made the shot, they record their score on the score sheet and move on to the next hole.  Variation: Instead of having students continue to shoot until they make the shot, set a limit of five shots at each hole.

Concerns: Move safely around the gym.
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Dot Shooting

 


Dot Shooting

State Standard: 1, 2, & 4

Equipment: Several basketballs, basketball hoops, cones, poly spots, & hula-hoops Grade: 2-5
Purpose of Event: Dribbling a basketball while attempting a shot.
Time: 20-25 minutes

Organization:  Divide the class into 4 teams (relay style) and have them line up outside the three point line at each basketball hoop (my gym has four hoops). Give each team one basketball. Place several poly spots (I used six) around the inside of the perimeter to mark the spots where students shoot from. 

Dot Shooting: On the signal, the first player in each line will dribble their basketball to a poly spot “dots” and attempt a shot (using the proper progression as much as possible). If the player makes their shot from the specific dot they pick-up it up and place it in their teams hula-hoop (holder for poly spots). The next player in line then attempts their shot from another dot (once receiving the pass from the first player). However, if this player misses their shot they do NOT pick up their dot and return the pass the next player. The goal is for each team to collect all their dots before the other teams by making their shots from each dot. Once a team has collect all their dots that team wins. If there is time we start another round.

Variations: For older students; move the poly spots outside the perimeter or three point line for tougher shots. May have to move spots in closer and lower the hoops for the younger students.

Concerns: Move safely around the gym. Make sure students are taking turns and staying in their order in their lines!!
This idea is from: Seen it many places.

 


Basketball Scrabble


Basketball Scrabble

State Standard: 1, 2, & 4

Equipment: Several basketballs, pencils, scratch paper, cones, several noodles (cut to smaller sizes) with letters of alphabet on each one, & basketball hoops. Grade: 2-5
Purpose of Event: Dribbling a basketball while attempting a shot as well as making words with letters.
Time: 20-25 minutes
Organization:  Divide the class into 4 or 5 teams (relay style) and have them line up on one end the gym behind a cone. Give each team one basketball, a pencil, and a scratch piece of paper. Put a basketball full of cut -up pool noodles with each letter of the alphabet inside (add a wild card if you want). 

Scrabble: On the signal, the first player in each line will dribble their basketball to a hoop and attempt a shot (using the proper progression as much as possible). After the player has taken their shot they dribble their basketball to a bin (located in the middle of the gym) filled with the letters and take one. Once they have chosen their letter they dribble their ball back to their team and give the basketball to the next person in line. This player then dribbles the ball to a hoop and attempts their shot. Each player from each team continues to dribble and attempt their shots and retrieve a letters from the bin before they return to their team. The team that comes up with the most words from the letters they have chosen at the end of the time limit are the winners (this is what they pencil and scratch paper is for).

Rules: If a player attempts their shot, but does NOT make it that student is allowed to retrieve only one letter from the bin; whereas if a student who shoots a shot and DOES make it they can retrieve two letters.

Variations: For older students; instead of making words have them try and make as many sentences out of their letters.

Concerns: Move safely around the gym. Make sure students are taking turns and staying in their order in their lines!!
This idea is from: Amy Staples, K-5 Physical Education Teacher, Sioux Falls, SD. 

Hula Hoop Knockout

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Hula Hoop Knockout

State Standard: 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5
Equipment: Hula Hoops & Basketballs Grade: 4-8
Purpose of Event: Cardiovascular, Dribbling Skills, Movement in General Space
Time: 15-20 minutes
This is a dribbling practice game. Players will partner up so there will be pairs spread out in the gym. In each pair, 1 player will start as the dribbler and have a basketball (or soccer ball depending which game you want to play). The other player will place a hula hoop on the floor and stand with at least 1 foot inside of it. The player inside the hoop will try to knock away the balls of other players who come too near (remember that 1 foot must always be inside the hoop). If a player’s ball gets knocked away, they simply retrieve it and continue dribbling. After a couple of minutes, players switch roles and play again. Another great dribbling practice game, and modification of the original Knockout.
Modifications: You can also have the students who are dribbling knock away the other dribblers basketballs as well; instead of just those students whose foot is inside the hula-hoop.
Concerns: Move safely in general space. Making sure students are tagged in a nice manner w/ the noodles.
This idea is from: PhysedGames.com