Time to Use Your Skills Tag
(Object Control Skill Review)
This tag game activity prompts students to use safe moving skills and locomotor skills as they begin to move at a moderate to fast pace. It gives students an opportunity to review previously learned object control skills using a ball and their hands.
Say to students, Let’s get moving together to warm up and use some of the tossing/throwing/catching skills we learned/practiced earlier this year.
- Share with them the following:
- The warm-up is called Time to Use Your Skills Tag.
- They will move all throughout the designated activity area when the music starts.
- They should use their awareness to try to stay away from the two players designated as the taggers.
- If they get tagged, they should exit the playing area and go to the skill practice area.
- In the skill practice area, they will choose one of their ball-handling skills to practice.
- They can choose to dribble the ball 20 times with good control, or with another player in the practice they can underhand/overhand toss and catch with each other 10 times.
- After completing the ball skill, they may return to gameplay.
- Review body form for two-hand dribble and one-hand dribble. (Stationary and traveling)
- Review body form for underhand/overhand throw and catch. (Two hands and One hand)
- Choose two students to be the taggers and give them safe tagging tools.
- Direct the other students to spread out in activity area in personal space.
- Begin music to begin movement.
- Circulate and encourage best-effort play and best-effort practice.
- Stop the music after 3 min. of play.
- Choose new taggers for a new round of the game and repeat gameplay.
- Ask students to return to team positions and sit down.
Fitness Focus: Standing V Stretch with Forearm Reach
Say to the students: You used lots of great running in that warm-up game and we are going to run again in our next activity. Running uses many of our leg muscles. Raise your hand if you remember the exercise, we learned last week to give our lower body muscles a chance to relax/stretch. (Call on student to share)
- Review proper form with students—stand tall and strong, step your legs/feet out a bit wider than shoulder width so that they make a shape like the letter V, make sure your feet are flat and stable so that they don’t slide apart.
- Try to keep your legs straight while you lean forward and stretch your arms out towards your feet.
- Place each hand on the opposite elbow and try to stretch farther towards your feet so that the forearms come closer to the floor.
- Hold this position for 30 counts.
Ask students to sit comfortably in their team position.