For this week’s game of the week I chose another Halloween game called, TRICK FOR A TREAT. The premise is simple. Students are out trick or treating. In order to receive a treat they must perform a trick.
Each student has a partner (we discuss the importance of trick or treating with a group rather than by yourself).
Partners place a hula hoop (Halloween bag) anywhere around the perimeter of the play area.
Spread out a bunch of equipment (treats) inside the perimeter. Tricks can include bean bags, yarn balls, poly spots, dice, and anything else in your PE closet.
When the spooky music begins, partner one stands over a treat.while holding a deck ring. (instead of a deck ring I’ve also used coffee cans, small cones, frisbees, etc.)
Partner 2 then underhand throws a 6- inch gator ball from anywhere on the perimeter.
Partner 1 must catch the ball inside the ring for the trick to be successful.
If the ball is caught, player 1 picks up the treat and runs it back to their hula hoop.
Partner 1 and 2 then switch roles.
As mentioned above, you can substitute the deck ring with a small cone, a vegetable or soup can, an actual bag, or anything else to perform the trick. For a first round students can even simply catch the ball with their hands.Make it your own!