TOSS 12! and TOSS 12! TURBO – Game of the Week

Toss 12 is another Trinty School classic. We play this game with first-grade all the way through sixth grade. It’s a great game focusing on rolling and underhand throwing fundamentals, teamwork, and strategy.

TOSS 12!

Equipment:

  • 2 Hula Hoops
  • 2 Fleece Balls or any other ball that works for you
  • 2 Bowling Pins or Foam Cylinders

How to Play:

Space two hula hoops 10-15 feet away from each other. Age and ability determine the distance. Place one cylinder in each hoop. I play either one versus one or two versus two. For 2 v. 2, teammates stand behind the same hoop. One team begins with both balls. Each ball is rolled toward the opposing team’s hoop. The goal is to score exactly 12 points by rolling the ball into the hoop and/or knocking over the cylinder.

Scoring:

  • 1 point- ball stops inside the hoop/cylinder remains standing
  • 2 points – cylinder falls/ball stops outside the hoop
  • 3 points – cylinder falls AND the ball stops inside the hoop
  • Players must score EXACTLY 12 points to win. For example, if a player has 10 points and rolls a 3-pointer, the score remains 10 points since he went over 12 points.

TOSS 12!

Toss 12 Turbo!

Toss 12 Turbo is a cooperative challenge. The goal is for partners to score 12 points as quickly as possible by taking turns rolling the ball. I play this version to add more movement to the activity. For Toss 12 Turbo partners only need the following:

  • 1 Hula Hoop
  • 1 Fleece Ball
  • 1 Bowling Pin or Foam Cylinder
  • 1 Poly Spot

How to Play:

Place a cylinder inside a hula hoop. Drop a poly spot 10-15 feet away from the hoop. One partner begins on the poly spot with the ball. The other partner stands behind the hoop ready to retrieve the ball. The player with the ball rolls it toward the hoop. Both players then switch places. Players continue to alternate rolling the ball until they score exactly 12 points.

TOSS 12 TURBO!


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4-TEAM PADDLE HOCKEY (also played as regular soccer) – GAME OF THE WEEK

I usually play this game outside during our soccer skills unit. I create a large square using cones on the field that serves as the boundary.  On each side of the square, I place a Pugg soccer goal. Each of the four teams lines up behind their goal, along their sideline. As you watch the video below substitute the gator ball and paddles with a soccer ball. It’s the same game with a different skill set.

Watch how 4-sided soccer can easily be played in a smaller space with paddles. In the video, I first describe the setup. Then you can see the game in action.


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The KANGAROO FITNESS FACTORY – Game of the Week

Kangaroo Fitness Factory is one of the most action-packed tag games we play. It’s one of those special games where the kids are having so much fun they don’t even realize they’re exercising. I like to play this game as an instant activity. As the students enter the gym, I hand them a noodle and call out, “Welcome to Australia! It’s time to enter the Kangaroo Fitness Factory. Green kangaroos are it.”  Students immediately put the noodle between their feet and begin jumping. Anyone with a green noodle is a tagger, while everyone else attempts to jump away. When tagged by a green kangaroo, the student performs either ten mountain climbers, ten jumping jacks, or ten repetitions of any other exercise using the noodle. Exercises are performed in a coned-off area on the sideline called THE KANGAROO FITNESS FACTORY.  This is where the tagged kangaroo goes to gain strength to outjump the taggers. After one minute, I call out a different color kangaroo to be the next tagger.


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