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.
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.
Use a soft ball and toss it gently. Leader should always initiate eye contact with the child before tossing them the ball.
Instead of tossing a ball the leader can also bounce the ball to improve sport-specific tracking skills.
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'.