By: Liz Ferry
Northshore Christian Academy
EQUIPMENT: One Large Trash Can, Various Size Balls, Scooters for Half of class.
OBJECTIVES: Cardio Endurance, Balance, Coordination, Agility, Speed, Accuracy
OBJECTIVES: Ability to follow directions, Willingness to try new activities,
Respect for others, Good Sportsmanship, Fun
GAME: I created this game to go with our "Western Theme Day" at School;
the kids loved it! I did my best "Texan" voice impersonation the
whole period, it was a riot!
PLAY: Divide the class into Cowboys and Cowgirls. Send each group to an
opposing line on the floor. One group at a time is saddled up on
horses (scooters). In the middle of the floor I have a huge trash can
filled with different size Tumbleweeds (balls). I dump the can and
send Tumbleweeds rolling all over the gym. On my command, the
first group of Lil' Buckaroos ride out on their horses and begin
shooting the Tumbleweeds back into the corral (trash can). I start my stopwatch. As soon as the last Tumbleweed is thrown back into the corral, the team jumps up off their horses and calls out "Yeeee Haw!" This is my cue to check my watch and report back
to the kids on their time. By this time, the next group of Lil'
Buckaroos are itching like a herd of young jack rabbits to have
their turn on the range! It is fun to see the kids better their times as
they work together to develop strategies.