Clap and Catch (Pass Clap Catch Goose!!)

Game Description: 
A catch game where the participants must clap before they catch the ball.
To clap before catching a ball when it is thrown to you.
Game Rules: 
Arrange the children in a large circle around 1 leader in the middle of the circle. The leader will toss the ball to a child, who will have to clap before catching the ball. Once the child catches the ball he or she will then toss it back to the leader. This repeats around the circle, in order.
Saftey Considerations: 
Use a soft ball and toss it gently. Leader should always initiate eye contact with the child before tossing them the ball.
Adaptations (optional): 
Instead of tossing a ball the leader can also bounce the ball to improve sport-specific tracking skills.
Progression (optional): 
For an older group of children you can fake throws to them. If they clap on a fake throw or if they forget to clap when the ball is thrown the leader will call out goose! If you are called goose you will run all the way around the circle back to your spot, just like 'duck duck goose'.
Average: 4 (4 votes)
7 to 9 years
10 to 12 years
13 to 15 years
16 to 17 years
Type of Activity: 
Co-operative / Team Building / Ice Breaker
Warm up/Cool down
Space Needed: 
Large Space (Gym, Multipurpose Room, Playroom)
Medium Space (Classroom, Empty Room)
Field / Park
Equipment Needed: 
Low Key (Balls, Balloons, Skipping ropes, Hoops)
How Many Leaders are Needed: 
Only 1
2 Leaders
How Big of a Group is Needed: 
Medium group (6 - 15 kids)
Large group (16+ kids)
Types of Skills Practiced: