Elf Package Delivery

SKILL FOCUS

Eye hand coordination, speed, agility, balance

GROUP SIZE

Any size group of even number of kids

EQUIPMENT

60 tennis balls, hula hoop, milk crate

LOCATION

Inside or outside

SAFETY

Be aware of other people or objects in the room, and do not trip on the hula hoop

PURPOSE

Each student must deliver a present (ball) to the hula hoop.  The first team to deliver 20 balls first wins the relay race.

SETUP

Each team will set up in a relay race format.  Each team will have a box filled with tennis balls and a hula hoop as seen in the image below.

INSTRUCTIONS


Children (Elves) form 2 lines for a relay race.

Set up a hula hoop at the distant end of the room.

Next to each line is a milk crate full of tennis balls.

Have children form a line, each holding a tennis ball (gift).

On 'go' the elves must run to the hula hoop and deliver a gift by placing the tennis ball into the hula hoop.

Once delivered, they return to the end of the line and take a new tennis ball out of the milk crate.  The first team to deliver 20 gifts first wins the race.

MODIFICATIONS


To make it harder, increase the distance of the box to the children or increase the number of gifts delivered fromm 20 to 30.