Grade Level: 3-5
Each student has a ball and a spot on the wall. Place a poly spot on the ground and put the ball on top of it, and place another poly spot in a position that the non-dominant foot would step just before kicking the ball. Allow students to start by standing and practice kicking the ball by placing their non-dominant foot on the associated poly spot and kicking the ball against the wall. The goal of the activity is to have students keep the ball in front of them, so help them to plan their distance from the wall. Vary the task by allowing students to run up to the spa the spot before kicking the ball. If a ball goes behind the students, the teacher collective and students have to come tell them a joke in order to get their ball back.
Works independently and safely in physical activity settings. (S4.E6.3)
Uses a continuous running approach and kicks a moving ball, demonstrating 3 of the 5 critical elements of a mature pattern. (S1.E21.2)