Clean Your Room!

  • Pre K/K

  • Balls

Development Goal

To teach moving a ball over a net.

Before You Start

  • Distributed volleyballs (or soft foam balls) evenly on either side of the court before game begins.
  • Review the concepts of bumping, setting and serving with volunteers. Have every player practice on an imaginary ball.
  • Teach the rules of the game and ask the players to explain it back to you.

Set Up

Set up a traditional volleyball court, using lines or cones for clear boundaries.

How to Play

  • Divide players into two teams.
  • Players are not allowed to touch any balls until you give the signal.
  • When you give the signal for the game to begin, all players try to get the ball to the other side of the net.
  • They can bump, set, serve, throw, etc.
  • You can focus on one type of hit, or let the players choose.
  • This process continues until you give the stop signal.
  • The goal of the game is to have no balls left on your team’s side.
  • Redistribute balls before you begin the next round.


  • Change the start and stop sound for a listening challenge.
  • Have teammates cheer for balls returned without them touching the ground
  • Have teammates cheer for balls that are returned without touching the ground, and only volleyball techniques were used (bumps or sets, not catches and throws).