Dodgeball Teacher Resources
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Dodgeball has been beloved by schoolchildren for many years, but who would have thought there could be so many variations for this exciting and physically active game? Mix it up in your PE class and keep the adventure going with over 30 different ways to play this classic sport!
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If you have never played dodgeball with your class before, this is a great place to start! Warm your players up with a fun motivation activity, explain the rules using a detailed set of guidelines, and then test your skills in a mini-tournament.
The Stependous Dodgeball Fiasco
Students listen to a teacher read aloud of the book, "The Stupendous Dodgeball Fiasco." They relate events in the book to events that happen in their lives. They work in small groups to write short stories about the book and drawing illustrations to go along with it.
How to Play Dodgeball: An Instructional Video
A great game of dodgeball is not only exciting for young athletes, but also helps them learn strategy, develop athletic skill, and build teamwork. Review some of the basic rules of the game, such as the objective to eliminate other players, how to activate dodgeballs, boundary lines, and how to avoid elimination. This video was likely designed for adults and some rules illustrated will not be applicable to your class, such as the allowance of headshots or the designated gender makeup of teams.
British Warm-Up Tag
British warm-up tag is a team dodgeball game. One ball, two teams. Run away from the person who has the ball in his hand to avoid being hit by the ball and eliminated from the game. If you have the ball in your hands, you may not move your feet, but you can toss the ball to a teammate who might have a better chance of throwing it at an opponent. I imagine there will be lots of running around, and perhaps even a little strategy involved in playing this game.
This is a big dodgeball game. The cats line up on the sidelines of the basketball court. The mice line up on one endline of the basketball court. The mice want to get the cheese from one end of the court to the other and then back. Of course, they do not want to get hit by balls being thrown by the cats! Sounds like a lot of fun to play, and it's a great way to practice throwing skills.
Students begin anywhere in the gym and may go wherever they wish during the game. They play elimination dodgeball with these exceptions:students who have the ball are NOT allowed to move and once put out. Players may return when the person that hit them is out.
Advanced Throw and Catch
Students practice their throwing and catching skills. They use scooters to practice improve their skills. Students practice rebounding the ball against the wall. They play dodgeball as a class.
Students are divided into two teams sending the teams to opposite ends of the gym. Place the balls in the circle at the middle of the gym. Students attain the balls and attempt to hit others with the balls without getting hit themselves.
Talking About Sports
Doing research on a sports team can be a way to have students practice a variety of skills. Find fabulous ideas for activities or lessons that you can implement with your class!
This is a description of a game, not a lesson. Circle ball is a game of controlled dodgeball. Playing in a circle is a nice way for younger learners. A small circle means the rollers have an increased opportunity to hit the player in the middle. A larger circle gives the player in the middle more opportunity to avoid being hit. The players in the middle also have to increase their awareness of who is rolling the ball at them and from which direction. If a second ball is added, then there is much more action! Try out different variations of circle size and number of players in the middle and number of balls used. Endless possibilities!
Field Dodge Ball
Set up two teams, one in the field throwing the ball, and the other who will be running through the field to try to score a run. The running team forms two lines behind an endline and the first player in line must run across the field and back without getting hit by the ball to score a run. They will then tag the next runner who will attempt the same thing. The fielding team has a soft Nerf-type ball in which they are trying to throw it at and hit the runner before they score. Hit three runners below the shoulders to get three outs. There's a bit of strategy involved in this activity - both to try to score, and to try to get the runners out.
Won't You Be My (E-)Neighbor?
Students explore the concepts of community, belonging and human relationships through an Internet application designed to foster neighborly relations and write a persuasive statement to recruit others to join their community.
Spice Up Physical Education During the School Day!
Although kids love Steal the Bacon and Kickball, isn’t it time for something new?
In teams, students practice working together playing offense and defense in the game of handball. Students use hula hoops to build a castle while the other team tries to knock it down.
Students demonstrate how to throw balls. For this physical education lesson, students throw a ball into a barrel. Students work in teams to earn points.
You Be the Expert!
For this advice to a new student worksheet, students read about five situations involving a new student. Students write advice to the new student in each situation.
Relating Addition and Subtraction
In this number sentence worksheet, 3rd graders write a related addition or subtraction sentence for 13 math problems. Students answer 2 word problems and 2 multiple choice answer math problems relating to number sentences.
No Name-Calling Week
Your can help reduce bullying in the classroom and on the playground with this activities during No Name-Calling Week.
No Name Calling Week
The lessons learned during No Name Calling Week can last throughout the year.