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This lesson teaches the underhand toss and color recognition


P.E. & Health  




Title – Toss By Color
By – Missing Name
Primary Subject – Health / Physical Education
Grade Level – K

Toss by Color



Concepts taught: color recognition and the underhand toss


Grade level: Kindergarten


Objective: The students will be able to run to and recognize the color of beanbag the teacher calls out and toss that color beanbag underhand with control and accuracy to a color-coded hula-hoop in their same zone.


National Standards for Physical Education: 1c, 1d, 2b, 2c, 5a, 5c, 6a


Materials: 4 different colors of beanbags (ex. red, green, yellow and blue) — one of each color for each child in the class, the same 4 colors of hula-hoops — 4 of each color





  1. Review the learning cues for the underhand toss.
  2. Separate the class into 4 groups and line up each group in a designated zone.
  3. When everyone is lined up and quiet, call out a color.
  4. Each student will run up and get that color of beanbag and toss it from that area to the color-coded hula-hoop in the opposite corner of their zone.
  5. When each student has tossed their beanbag — hit or miss — they will run back to where they started to listen for the next color.


Assessment: The teacher will observe to see how well the students are doing recognizing the colors being called out. The teacher will also observe and reinforce the correct technique in performing the underhand toss.

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