To develop creative thinking and cooperation
Before You Start
Talk about how to pass a ball, not throw it at the person next to them.
Have players sit in a circle.
How to Play
- In the circle, have players think of three magic words.
- Repeat and practice the magic words in a particular order a few times.
- Come up with what the magic ball is going to turn into (ex. a sticky ball), say the magic words and all of a sudden the ordinary recess ball turns into a magic ball. Pick up the ball and pass it in a sticky motion… hands sticking to the sides of the ball.
- Have each player take a turn with the magic ball. Once the ball gets back to you place it back in the center of the circle and come up with a new magic ball (ex. a heavy ball, an apple, a slippery ball, take student ideas).
Have players stand up in a circle, make the circle bigger or smaller. Use different types of passing (ex. bounce pass, chest pass, rolling).