1. Ball Games
  2. Rotational Games
  • Large Group (10 and up)

  • Grades 1-2

  • Bouncy Balls

  • 10 minutes or more

Development Goal

To work on strategic thinking and listening to directions.

Before You Start

Skills Practiced: Agility, evasion, throwing, peripheral vision and following directions.

Equipment Needed: One playground ball and different colored cones.


  • Have the students circle up around the cones.
  • Practice moving the ball across the circle with underhand hits.


Set Up

Medium sized circle with cones.

How to Play

  • The leader begins the game by quietly telling one student to touch two different colored cones (i.e., blue and purple), that are not right next to each other.
  • The student has to try and touch both colored cones and return to his/her spot in the circle without getting hit by one of the balls in the middle of the circle.
  • If a student is hit, s/he can return to the circle after doing five jumping jacks.
  • After one student has finished, the leader tells the next student what colored cones to touch.


  • Tell the students about their cone colors out of order.
  • Have students touch more or less than two cones.
  • Add a second or third ball and have more than one student touching cones at once.