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Monday, December 10, 2018
Holland Township School
Mr. Plasson
K-8 Physical Education Teacher/ Health Education
tplas@hollandschool.org
908-995-2401
ext. 6182

Beach balls/balloons

                                                     

The following is a overview of  the balloons unit including skills and activities.

Balloons can be used to provide interesting movement experiences that give practice for eye-hand coordination in particular. Keeping a balloon afloat is a valuable challenge since the activity is within reach of all students. Success can be achieved with balloons when the students are not quite ready for ball skills. Beach balls can be used to provide interesting movement experiences that give practice for eye-hand coordination, throwing, catching, and striking skills. Beach balls can be used as a motivational tool which allows many children to easily meet with success.

 

                                     Skills covered 

Catching

Striking

Throwing

kicking

bouncing

 

                                             

 

                                 Individual Skills/activities

 1. Free exploration so children have a chance to gain a sense of the balloon's flight.

2. Hit the balloon into the air using the top of your hand, right, left, alternate.

3. Hit the balloon into the air using the palm of your hand, right, left, alternate.

4. Balance the balloon on the top of your hand. Now do the same on your palm. Do this in a stationary position and while walking.

5. Balance the balloon on various body parts (finger, nose, chin, knee, head, etc.)

6. Keep the balloon in the air using  only (elbows).

7. Keep the balloon in the air using your knees only.

8. Keep the balloon in the air using your head only.

9. Keep the balloon in the air using volleyball passes (underhand, overhead, serve).

10. In crab position, walk and keep balloon on stomach.

11. Sit down and keep balloon in air by blowing on it.

12. Punch the balloon and jump up and hit it again.

13. Tap the balloon back and forth in front of face.

14. Establish sequence to keep balloon in air. Example: head, hand, knee, finger, shoulder.

15. Walk the balloon, place arms out to the sides. Begin with balloon, place arms out to the sides. Begin with balloon on top of one hand. "Walk" it up the arm, over the head and down to the other hand. Go back to starting position.

16. Sit down and punch balloon into air. Punch underhand and overhand. Do the same from kneeling and standing position.

17. Use a lolli pop  paddle to hit balloon into air.

18. Keeping one foot in place, pivot and keep balloon in air. 19. Hit the balloon into air, bend down and touch the floor. Return to standing position before hitting balloon again.

20. Bounce the balloon from finger to finger on each.

and many more!!!!!!!!!

 

Partner Skills

  1. Hit one balloon back and forth using hands. Try with two balloons, use different colors.

2. Hit balloon to partner who must return it using another body part.

3. Hit one balloon back and forth using a  lolli pop paddle .

4. Play baseball. One partner pitches and the other hits the balloon using his/her arms as a bat.

5. One partner lays down, the other drops the balloon to the partner who must try to hit it back to his/her partner.

6. Play game: partner "keep it up" for 2-4 minutes to be utilized as a cardiovascular activity 

 And Many more!!!!

 

 Individual Activities-Beach ball

 

1. Toss to self and catch.

2. With fist, hit and catch

3. Tap in air (using fingertips), keep above head.

4. Head ball.

5. Keep ball in air using knees.

6. Alternate hits, head to hand.

7. Alternate hits, head to knee.

8. Hit with flat hand.

9.Hit with top of hand.

10. Alternate hits with top of hand and palm.

11. Keep ball in air with elbow.

12. Toss the ball against wall and catch.

13. Toss ball in air, spin around and catch it.

14. Toss ball in air, sit down and catch it.

15. Toss ball in air, clap hands as many times as possible before catching it.

AND Many MORE!!!!!

 

. Partner Activities-Beach ball

1. play  catch. Alternate height of beach ball.

2. Hit ball to partner who catches it and returns it with a hit.

3. Use volleyball bump and pass to partner.

4. Use volleyball overhead pass to partner.

5. Use volleyball serve to partner.

6. Play partner game "keep it up" for 2-minutes to utilize as a cardiovascular activity.

and Many more!!!!!!

 

 Beach ball and balloon activities- examples

Small Group Activities- beach ball and balloon volleyball,etc.

Large Group Activities- keep your ball in your own back yard, group juggle ,etc

Contests-how long you can keep it up?, etc.

 

 

 

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