football, medicine ball,
fleece ball, tennis ball, ping pong ball ...)
some task cards that give
simple activities to be performed in the classroom with the balls.
"Use the fleece ball to play catch with a browneyed classmate for two
"Using only your index finger, roll the golf ball on the floor from one
end of this room to the other."
"Bounce the utility ball exactly nine times with your right hand while
hopping on your left leg."
"Hold the soccer ball on your head with both hands and skip around the
room. Stop at each corner and say, `Hi'."
"Hold the football over your head. Smile. Wink. Bow to the class."
participant, in turn, takes a card
reads the directions silentty, selects the correct ball and performs
the suggested activity.
or she then reads the task card aloud to demonstrate how well the
directions were followed.
things, such as school supplies or small toys, can be used for
variations of this activity.