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Grade Level: 3-5

“Pirate Floor Hockey”

  • Each student is given a foam hockey stick and a puck (their gold or treasure). Next have some students put away their treasure puck and be “pirates” and focus on trying to steal the treasure from the other students. Once a pirate steals a treasure puck, that student now becomes a pirate and attempts to steal the puck from other students.
  • G – Student Goals

o   Practice stick handling and dribbling

  • O – Opportunities

o   All students get the opportunity to start with and without treasure. They also are always moving and attempting to keep their puck away from the pirates or steal treasure from the other students.

  • A – Appropriate

o   The lesson is appropriate for young students and keeps them safe with the foam hockey sticks

  • L – Learning Domains

o   Strong affective presence. Students must interact with others and use good teamwork to try and out maneuver the pirates.

  • S – Slanty Creek

o   Students can choose to use pucks as their treasure and work their way up to faster moving objects to increase the difficulty; they can move to a foam ball and then to a faster moving whiffle ball

SHAPE Grade level Outcomes:


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


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. Note: Use batting tee or ball tossed by teacher for batting. (S1.E25.3)