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Grade Level: 3-5

Discuss taking turns. In groups of three, one player throws the ball high in the air, and the other two call for the ball and catch. The player who is closest to the ball should be the only one to call and catch it. Stress the importance of taking turns. Which group can get to five catches first?

SHAPE Grade level Outcomes:


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


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

Catches a gently tossed hand-size ball from a partner, demonstrating 4 of the 5 critical elements of a mature pattern. (S1.E16.3)