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P.E. Central Lesson Plan: Group Juggling
Purpose of Activity:For a group of 6-8 students to work as a team to successfully juggle several items
Suggested Grade Level:3 and UP
Materials Needed:Six to seven objects for each group to juggle; Objects might consist of bean bags;sponge balls; rubber chickens; tennis balls; rings; yarn balls; etc;
Lesson Plan:Description of Idea
Group students in teams of 6 - 8. Have each group start by introducing themselves. Have the groupchoose one object they want to start juggling with. The juggling starts with one member by him/her tossingit to a teamate and then they toss to another teamate, etc. Tell your students that it is very important thateach group remember the order in which the object was tossed.
Once a pattern has been set with one object, try the same pattern using two objects, then three,maybe four,and even up to five objects. As groups begin to toss more objects, they will notice theimportance of discussing strategies.(i.e. levels at which to throw, speed at which the object is thrown)
Author:Jim Krouscas. Posted on PEC: 3/17/2001.
This lesson plan was provided courtesy of P.E. Central (www.pecentral.org).
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