Equipment: 5 hoops, 7 balls, 4 teams of 3-8 players
Age- 8 and up
Students are divided into four teams and given a number (1,2,3,4 ...).
Each teamhas a "nest" or home base. Seven balls are placed in a hoop
that is situated in the middle of the gym. The other four hoops are
spaced out in a circular fashion about 8metres from the center hoop. The
teams are sitting down in a straight line about two metres from their
hoop. The teacher calls out a number (1,2,3,4,...) and that student from
each team must run to the center hoop, get a ball and place it in their
hoop (nest). The object is to get 3 balls into your nest first. Rules
state that you cannot protect your nest or prevent anybody from stealing
a ball from your nest. You must place the ball in the hoop- not throw it
into the hoop. You can only take ONE ball at a time and you may steal
from the other nests at any time. The teammates sitting down try to
direct their "robin" to steal from a nest that has 2 balls into their
nest. The same person continues running until one of the four people
gets 3 balls in his/her nest. This team receives 1 point and the teacher
can call a new number to start another round. You can increase the
number of teams by adding hoops. The number of balls you place in the
middle is (number of hoops X 2) subtract 1.
A great active game that students love to play!!!
Hope you enjoy it!!
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