This is a favorite instant activity with my first-grade students. Before the students enter the gym, I greet them at the door and inform them that the ice cream parlor is open. The manager is hiring anyone who can scoop the ice cream into a cone. “Be careful! Keep the ice cream off the floor and always be a good teammate.” Students then retrieve a plastic scoop, a yarn ball, and a small cone to practice tossing the ice cream with their scoop into the cone. Then it’s time to work with a partner. “Can you scoop the ice cream and toss it to a partner at the other end of the counter?” The sillier the story, the more fun students will have!
If your searching for a goofy, yet effective way to work on tracking and catching skills, then it’s time to open and ice cream parlor in your gym!