P.E. Central Lesson Plan: Dice T-ball
Purpose of Activity:
To fully include all students when playing a game of T-ball/softball.
Suggested Grade Level:
; Ball (incrediball; softball
; whiffle ball
;or nerf ball
(appropriate for ball used); 4 Bases
; Playing Field; Large Dice
(just one needed)
Adaptations for Disabled:
Large die (On one side put a #1 (for single); a #2 (for double); a #3 (for triple); a #4 (for home run); an "X" (for strike); and a "O" (for ball)
Rules for tagging runners with disabilities
Description of Idea
Have students play the game of t-ball/softball as they would play it normally (with a tee, softer ball, pitched ball, etc.) However, to make it a fully inclusive game you need to use a few adaptations. You can do some or all of the following:
Instead of having students with disabilities batting a ball off the tee use the die. If the #1 comes up the student automatically gets a single, a #2 a double, etc. (see above). If an "X" comes up it is one strike, a "O" is one ball;
Students in the field need to count to a certain number (such as 10) before they can tag out the runner with a disability;
Students using wheelchairs can either push themselves around the bases or have a peer educator push them;
Students with disabilities should have a peer educator with them in the field to: give them the ball (if in a chair), help direct them to the ball, help them catch, throw, etc.;
Shorten the base distances for students with disabilities
who teaches at Northern Kentucky University
in Highland Heights, KY.
Posted on PEC: 8/29/2001.
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