Welcome back to Thursday’s K-12 P.E. Drill Thrill! This week, we’re bringing you two great SandBell grid station games!
Grids are small activity areas, about 10’ x 10,’ and can be used for small sided games, or as stations. Typically, 4 to 6 students are assigned to each grid. The size of the grid and number of student s per grid will vary with the size of the instructional area available, and the number of students per class.
Game #1: Give and Go
Set-Up: Divide students into groups of four and give each group one SandBell.
- The student that starts with the SandBell must establish a pivot foot and cannot move.
- The other students move randomly around the grid space.
- Student with the SandBell can only pass to a player that is moving to an open space.
- How many passes can each group make in 30 seconds, 60 seconds? Repeat game until each student plays the pivoting role.
Game #2: Grid Pass Tag
Set-Up: Divide students into groups of four, and give each group one SandBell.
- One student is the “hound,” all others are the “foxes.”
- The hound attempts to escape the tag of the foxes.
- The foxes pass the SandBell to one another and must tag the hound with the SandBell in two hands.
- The fox with the SandBell cannot move, i.e. must establish a pivot and is not allowed to run.
- Foxes without the SandBell should move into a position near enough to the hound to receive a pass.
- The key is for the foxes to pass quickly and move as soon as they pass the SandBell, i.e give and go!
Give these a try during you’re next P.E. class and let us know what you think!