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Grade Level: K-2, 3-5

  • Assign two or three players to a course. For a larger group, assign two or three players to start at each hole.
  • Design a golf course by placing a numbered bowling pin (1 thru 9) in a scattered formation around the gym or play area.
  • Players establish a striking order.
  • If needed, give each player a scorecard and pencil.
  • The game begins with each player, in turn, striking the puck toward Hole #1, trying to knock the bowling pin over or make contact with it.
  • The number of shots needed to make the “Hole” is recorded.
  • When finished, the group moves to Hole #2, and each player continues to strike the bowling pin in as few attempts possible.
  • The objective is to finish the course by having the lowest score (that is, the fewest shot attempts).



Goal: student goal – Passing for accuracy

Opportunities: All students get a chance to practice long-handle striking for accuracy

Appropriate: this game is appropriate for 1st through 3rd graders

Learning domains: this activity allows students to practice long-handle striking and teamwork

Slanted creek: the objective of this activity is attempting to break person record (to get the smallest number of attempts to), so all students can succeed in this activity.

SHAPE Grade level Outcomes:


Works cooperatively with others. ( S4.E4.3a)

Praises others for their success in movement performance. (S4.E4.3b)

Recognizes the role of rules and etiquette in physical activity with peers. (S4.E5.3)



Strikes a ball with a long-handled implement (e.g., hockey stick, bat, golf club), sending it forward, while using proper grip for the implement. (S1.E25.3)

Strikes an object with a long-handled implement (e.g., hockey stick, golf club, bat, tennis racket, badminton racket), while demonstrating 3 of the 5 critical elements of a mature pattern for the implement (grip, stance, body orientation, swing plane and follow- through). (S1.E25.4)