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Learning Intention

Around the world is a fun activity that introduces gross motor movement and spatial awareness.

Band Level

F - 2, Skill Development

Content Description


Skill Focus

Balancing, Catching


  • 1 ball per player


  1. Players pass the ball quickly hand to hand around their waist.
  2. As players advance, they pass the ball around their knees and ankles.
  3. Players pass the ball between their knees forming a figure 8.
  4. Knees apart and bending forward, players drop the ball from behind their back and quickly move their hands to the front to catch the ball before it hits the ground.
  5. Explore and ask the players to invent their own passes.

Change It...

  • Players can work in pairs
  • Players come up with their own movement patterns


  • Introduce a second ball


  • Explore and ask the players to invent their own passes


  • Can you show me another type of pass we can try?