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“Slider” is a less violent dodgeball game with Frisbee flicks, underhand throwing and cardio activities
P.E. & Health
6, 5, 4, 3, 2
By – Aileen Marie Myers
Primary Subject – Health / Physical Education
Grade Level – 2-6
- The students are trying to remain active and in the game for as long as possible.
- They are practicing the skills of dodging, flicking, and underhand throwing.
- This game is a spin-off of Dodgeball, but less violent.
- Start with two teams at either end of the gymnasium.
- The midline of the gym is the boundary. No one can cross the boundary.
- The gym will have about 60 beanbags spread out around it. The beanbags are used to strike the feet of the opposing team. The children may only slide the beanbags on the floor for this activity. They can use the Frisbee flick or an underhand throw.
- When a foot is hit, the child moves out of the playing area to perform a strength or cardio task. The tasks are written on task cards and posted on the gym wall. Some tasks are 10 jumping jacks, 15 ski-jumps, 25 crunches, etc. The student performs the task, then he/she may return to the game.
- Before the game begins, have the children take their pulse. Play for about five minutes, then stop. Have the children take their pulse again and compare it. Discuss what a cardio activity is and why cardio exercise is so important. After a brief rest, continue the activity.
- The advantage of this lesson plan is that students are constantly involved and active participants.
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