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Grade Level: 3-5

Have students form into groups of three/four. The groups then need to choose a ball they would like to volley between them. After they find a good safe playing space in the activity area they are to have one student start the activity either by volleying or tossing the ball to another group member. From then on their task is to try to keep the ball in the air. They must use either bumping or setting skills that they have previously practiced in class. Students can hit the ball twice in a row if they want. If the ball hits the floor they start again.

SHAPE Grade level Outcomes:


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

Works safely with peers and equipment in physical activity settings.


Volleys an object upward with consecutive hits. (S1.E22.2)

Volleys a ball using a two hand pattern sending it upward to a target (S1.E23.5)


If they want the students can count how many hits they keep the ball going. Have them try to break their record.