Batter's Bonanza

SKILL FOCUS

Gross motor skills, coordination, teamwork, striking, fielding

GROUP SIZE

4-5 children per group

EQUIPMENT

Bats, Balls, Hula Hoops

LOCATION

Inside or outside

SAFETY

Children should keep their eyes on the ball at all times to make sure they don't get hit.

PURPOSE

Here's a fun batting game where the children try to hit a ball into a designated target (a hula hoop)

SETUP

Divide the class into teams of 4-5 children.  Set up multiple playing areas as shown.

INSTRUCTIONS


The aim of the game is for students to hit balls out into the playing area aiming for the hula hoops.

Fielders stop the ball if it does not go into a hoop and place it on the ground.

Batters each have 3-4 hits and then switch over to a new batter.

Play until every student gets multiple turns to bat.

Award a point system for each hoop.  For example, the further ones are worth more than others

The student with the highest score is determined the winner.

MODIFICATIONS


Balls do not have to stop in the hoop, they can simply pass through

Change the size of the object, for example you can usee a beachball, volleyball, etc.

Change the implement students strike with.

Fielders aim to stop balls before they reach a hoop.