This activity is called Pin Ball! The game focuses on rolling skills and accuracy as well as defense. Cooperation, communication and sportsmanship are key elements to success.
The poly spots and pins are lined up along the middle of the gym / play area. If using a full gym, it is best to use the length of the gym, rather than the actual midline that cuts the gym in half. Students are placed into 2 teams. One team plays offense and is attempting to use their rolling skills to knock down the pins in the center of the gym. The offensive team may do this from anywhere outside the outer most boundary (the basketball court boundary lines in any gym). If a ball is inside the boundary line, offensive players may run in to pick it up, but then most go back outside the boundary line before rolling again. Defensive players are guarding the bowling pins from getting knocked down. We play for time – approximately 2 minutes each round. The defending team has the amount of points for pins left standing. At the end of the game, the team with the most amount of points, wins!
More About Game Time Camp
Game Time Camp is a P.E. games camp for students entering 1st grade through 6th grade. Each session of camp is run for a few hours a day each week. We rotate the participants through several stations throughout the day. Each station runs about 20-30 minutes. We are located in Mahwah, NJ. We hold camp at Joyce Kilmer School where we have two gyms, a cafeteria/auditorium and a very large upper grassy field area!
Game Time Camp was created by our K-5 Health & Physical Education Staff: Dena Scudieri, Jason Calhoun, Jason Schmitt, & Adam Szuch. This was our second year running our summer camp and we are looking forward to many more successful years to come!