Capture The Ball

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Play this fun twist on capture the flag with your class! After setting up the equipment, divide the class into two equal teams, and choose one person to be a guard on each team. The guard is the only person on either team allowed to stand inside the three-point line protecting the ball. Players from both teams run to the other side without getting tagged, but if they become tagged they must go to jail. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have the game set up prior to students walking into class (including the jail, ball and cone, safe spots, etc.)
  • Model how one would capture the ball
  • Provide jerseys for guards
Classroom Considerations
  • Best played on a basketball court
  • Intended for teachers but can be used to show students how to play the game as well
  • Requires cones, balls, and hula hoops for playing
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Gets children running around and moving
  • Video is simple and easy to understand the game
  • None