To develop cooperation and communication.
Before You Start
- Make sure to have one bat, a kickball and an area marked as home plate.
- Divide the group into two teams.
- Line up the outfield team as you would for a game of baseball.
- Line up the infield team in a straight line about 15 feet behind home plate or in a safe place near the batter but not in the playing field.
- Practice rolling the kickball between players legs as a group or as a short relay.
A baseball/kickball area
How to Play
- The pitcher pitches the kickball to the first player who then hits it with the bat.
- As the ball rolls to the outfield, the batter runs around his or her team as many times as possible.
- Meanwhile, the players in the outfield line up behind the player who caught the ball. They all stand behind one another with their legs apart.
- The player who caught the ball rolls it between his or her legs and between the legs of the team.
- When the last player in line gets the ball, he or she runs to the front of the line and yells “Stop!” and the batter stops running.
- The hitting team keeps track of how many times the batter completely ran around them by counting aloud.
- After three batters the teams switch positions.
- Play continues until everyone has batted.
Have the batter run continuously around the bases instead of around his or her teammates.