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Wall Ball

Materials

  • Tennis ball
  • Wall
Directions

This is a game for one or two players. The idea is to throw and catch the ball according to a sequence of tasks. When you miss, you lose your turn and have to start all over the next time. Here are some tasks:

  • Meensies: Throw the ball and catch it before it bounces—10 times
  • Onesies: Throw the ball and catch it after one bounce—9 times
  • Clapsies: Throw the ball and clap hands before you catch it—8 times
  • Kneesies: Throw the ball and touch your knees before catching it—7 times
  • Twosies: Throw the ball and catch it after two bounces—6 times
  • Under the knee: Lift your leg and throw the ball under the knee before catching it—5 times
  • Highsies: Throw the ball as high as you can before catching it—4 times
  • Touch the ground: Throw the ball and catch it after touching the ground—2 times
  • Turn around: Throw the ball and catch it after turning completely around—1 time
Note: After going through the sequence without missing, go through again using the right hand only, then with the left hand only.

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From 365 Smart After-School Activities by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. Copyright © 2005 by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with Sourcebooks, Inc.

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