I introduced BEACH BALL IN A BASKET to my third-grade students during our team-building unit early in the school year. It proved to be an ideal game encouraging cooperation, patience, communication, and fun!
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While observing my fifth-grade students play the same version of the game, one student, passionate about soccer, asked if her group could try playing the same game using everything but their arms and hands. BRILLIANT! “Go for it”, I replied, wondering why I didn’t think of it first.
Finally, during our volleyball unit, I decided to once again break out the trusty laundry baskets for yet another version of the game. The rules were similar.
While students were at home due to Covid 19, I presented a similar game with slightly different rules using a balloon rather than a beach ball.
I’m certain that BALLOON IN A BASKET would work well at school as well. Just be sure there aren’t any latex allergies or students who have a fear of balloons popping.