Through the Goal

Age: Kindergartensoccer-ball

Equipment: Ball, pylons

Space requirements: Open space

Activity Description:

  • Divide the children into 2 equal groups.
  • Each group stands in a single-file line, facing the other group.
  • Set up 2 pylons about 2 metres apart, creating a goal, in between the 2 groups.
  • The first child in one of the groups kicks a ball through the goal and to the first child in the other group.
  • After the child kicks the ball, they move to the end of the other group’s line.
  • The children continue kick the ball between the groups and switching sides.

Skill development:

  • Physical skills: sending and receiving an object; kicking; eye-foot coordination; spatial awareness; running
  • Non-physical skills: sharing; cooperation; critical thinking

Adjust the challenge:

  • Increase the space between the pylons.
  • Roll or bounce the ball instead of kick.
  • Decrease the space between the pylons.
  • Have 2 sets of pylons the children try to kick the ball through.

Activity modified from: PlaySport.net

Posted in 4-6 years (Kindergarten), Equipment required, Open space, S-Z

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