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P.E. Central Lesson Plan: Sticker Step Throwing
Purpose of Activity:
To help children start to understand what foot they need tostep with when throwing a ball using an underhand motion. Activity cues: Step with the opposite foot
Suggested Grade Level:
Materials Needed:
Pack of stickers (enough for each student to have two: 1 fortheir hand and 1 for their foot); yarn or Koosh balls; bean bags; hoops; boxes; poly spots
Lesson Plan:
Description of Idea

Set up the playing area prior to student arrival by scattering poly spots throughout the playing area. Then place a hoop (or other target) about 3-5 spaces from the spot.

When you meet your students at the door, ask them to raise the hand that they write or color with. While the students are raising their hand, tell them that you will be placing a sticker on their raised hand and not to touch the sticker unless they are told to. Place the sticker on the back of their hand.

Then, tell them you are going to place a sticker on their sneaker but it is going to be on the sneaker/foot that is opposite to the sticker on their hand.

Ask the students to get a yarn/Koosh ball and stand quietly on a poly spot. Have them put the ball in the hand that has the sticker and then put two feet (side-by-side) on the poly spot. Have them step with the opposite foot (the one with the sticker) and underhand toss to the hoop or other target that is theirs. Practice this for awhile and then as some students start to understand stepping with the opposite foot remove the stickers.
Claire Collins who teaches at Weems Elementary School in Manassas , VA . Posted on PEC: 7/20/2001.
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