8 foam balls, (or covered foam balls)
10 bowling pins
Game Objective: To knock over all of the other team's bowling pins.
-Fast paced, dodge-ball like game.
-Focus is on knocking over pins rather than just hitting
-hit players can continue playing.
The class is divided into 2 teams. The gym is also divided in half, with
each team on one half. Five bowling pins are set up at the back of each
team's court (usually on the base line). The bowling pins should be
spread out along the base line approximately 2m apart. To start the game
the 8 balls are placed in the centre of the court and each team is lined
up in front of their bowling pins. On command the teams run to get the
balls and they can begin throwing them. Each team is trying to knock
over the other team's bowling pins, which cannot be placed upright once
knocked over. Even if a pin is knocked over accidently by it's own team
it can't be replaced. While this is going on the students can also throw
balls at the opponents in order to try and hit them below the chest. The
players can use their hands to block shots and in this case they are not
considered hit. If a player is hit below the chest, then that plyer must
join the other team. As the game progresses it is possible, and quite
likely, that one team will outnumber the other. When the final pin falls
the game is over.
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