3 Coated-Foam Ball Activities for Elementary PE (Video)

As a presenter and mentor to other Physical Educators, I am often asked about equipment and what my favorites are. While I have many, coated-foam balls are, without a doubt, first on my list. I’m often surprised by the resistance I get back to that answer…

“I don’t like dodgeball!” 

“We don’t play dodgeball at our school!”

“I can’t believe you play dodgeball!”

I have to laugh when this happens because I didn’t say anything about the game of dodgeball. Yes, coated-foam balls are often used in dodgeball, but there are so many other styles and types of games you can play that don’t involve students targeting other students. Best of all, these balls come in a variety of sizes, densities, and colors, so the gaming options are truly limitless!

Here are 3 of my students’ favorite foam ball activities (non-dodgeball, of course):

1. Knock Off

 

2. Backyard Bash

 

3. King Pin

 

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