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Grade Level: K-2

Describe the cues for throwing and catching. Give each student a ball, and have them practice safe catches in their personal space. Give students a challenge such as 10 catches in a row, and as they complete the challenge, assign them to a partner. Each set of partners then assume a new challenge, such as ten catches.

SHAPE Grade level Outcomes:

Affective

Acknowledges that some physical are challenging and difficult (S5.E2.K)

Cognitive
Psychomotor

Throws underhand with opposite foot forward. (S1.E13.K)

Throws overhand, demonstrating 2 of the 5 critical elements of a mature pattern. (S1.E14.2)

Catches a soft object from a self-toss before it bounces. (S1.E16.1a)

Catches a self-tossed or well-thrown large ball with hands, not trapping or cradling against the body. (S1.E16.2)

Variations: 

Catch after the ball bounces

Catch a ball after it hits the wall