• Ages 3-5

  • Balls

Development Goal

To develop hand-eye coordination, teamwork and verbal communication

Before You Start

  • Inform players:
    • They must keep at least one foot on their goal line or they must go to the end of the line.
    • They may only hit the ball with their hands.
    • The ball must remain on the ground.

Set Up

Place four cones in a square formation approximately the size of a four square court.

How to Play

  • Players form one line outside the square.
  • The first two (or three with a larger group) players become a team and go to one side of the square.
  • The second two players forms a team and go to the next side, and so-on.
  • Each team is responsible for protecting their goal which is the length of their side of the square.
  • When a ball passes over a sideline, that team goes to the end of the line and the scoring team earns a point.
  • When a team reaches five points they go to the end of the line.
  • Play begins when the ball is tossed into the air and the ball bounces three times while players yell “Chew-ba-ca!”
  • Teams are not meant to stay the same throughout the game. Players should mix up as the return for their second, third, fourth (and so on) turns.

 

Variations

Creator/Author:
Orchard Gardens Pilot School Playworks After School Program in Boston, MA