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NAME OF ACTIVITY: Head and Hands
GRADE LEVEL: 3-12
EQUIPMENT: A soft style ball, beachball, oversized volleyball, soccer ball or balloon for lower grades.
HIGHLIGHTS: Cooperation, Teamwork, eye-hand coordination, heading?, volleyball skills?
INSTRUCTIONS: Dived your class into
smaller groups. Personally, my groups are from 5-7 players.
Each group has a ball. The object of the game is to score as many
points as possible (with higher grades you may need a time limit).
The first player will start by striking the ball (with a hand) into the
air. The group must now try to keep the ball in the air by striking
it with their hands (0 points) or with their head (1 point). So in
short, the idea is to keep the ball in the air by striking with your head
or your hands, with only the head strikes counting as points.
Originally the game was designed to be played for a time limit (1-2
Minutes) and with the team losing a point each time the ball hits the
floor. When playing this version, it is a good idea to designate 1
person, in each group, to be the counter. At the end of the time limit,
groups will compare scores, then try again to beat their previous score.
HELPFUL HINTS: Adjust the skill level by changing the type of ball you use. You could also keep teams out of the negative points by making headers worth 2 or 3 points per strike.