Equipment:

  • One dodgeball.

Description:

  • Scatter the students throughout the playing area.
  • Once they have picked a spot, tell them that their feet are glued to the floor (i.e whichever way they are facing, however they are standing, they must stay in that position).
  • Give the ball to any student to start.
  • When the teacher says “Go,” the students will have 2 minutes to complete as many passes as they can.
  • After the teacher says “Go,” he/she will then say, for example, “3 passes to Tyler.” Whoever is holding the ball must then pass it to someone else (not Tyler), that person must pass it to someone else (not Tyler), and that person will pass it to Tyler (so that Tyler is catching it on the THIRD pass). Once Tyler catches it, the teacher immediately says another student’s name, as well as another number (i.e. 4 passes to Lisa).
  • Each completed round (i.e. Tyler catching the first ball after 3 passes), counts as one point.
  • If the ball touches the ground, the game stops and the timer must be re-started.
  • The teacher can say any passing number between 1 and 5 (but remember that the named student MUST CATCH THE BALL AT THE END OF THE NUMBER – meaning that on “4 passes to Julia,” Julia must catch it ON THE 4TH PASS).
  • Do as many times as you want and then write your class’s best score on the board.
  • You can also split your class up into several teams so that more students are touching the ball more frequently.
Human Pinball - How Many?

Human Pinball – How Many?

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