Times Square Ball Drop

SKILL FOCUS

Eye-hand coordination, teamwork

GROUP SIZE

No limit

EQUIPMENT

25 cups, 25 small balls

LOCATION

Inside or outside

SAFETY

Children should not toss the ball until their partner is paying attention

PURPOSE

This is a teamwork game where children are trying to toss a ball into a cup

SETUP

Divide the class into groups of 2.  In each group, one child should have a cup, the other should have a ball.

INSTRUCTIONS


Once the class is in groiups of 2, one child will toss a small ball into the air while the other tries catching it in a cup.

They should trade places every couple of tosses.

Have the children count how many times in a row they can catch the ball.

After a few minutes, rotate the kids to a new partner.

MODIFICATIONS


To make it harder, have the children stay at further distances from each other.