Bench Ball

Game Description: 
A fun twist on dodge ball that focuses on throwing and catching
To get all of your team onto the bench before the other team.
Game Rules: 
Teams begin on opposite side of the gym at the baseline. Each team starts with 1 player standing on the bench opposite them. When the game begins teams must try to throw balls across to their teammate standing on the bench, If caught, they join their teammate on the bench. This game continues until one team has successfully brought all teammates onto the bench. Teams may block and knock down balls coming at their opponents bench with their bodies.
Saftey Considerations: 
Remind kids to be careful while standing up on the bench.
Adaptations (optional): 
You may use a gym mat instead of a bench to eliminate the fall risk.
Average: 5 (2 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
Skill instruction
Space Needed: 
Large Space (Gym, Multipurpose Room, Playroom)
Equipment Needed: 
Low Key (Balls, Balloons, Skipping ropes, Hoops)
How Many Leaders are Needed: 
Only 1
2 Leaders
3 - 4 Leaders
How Big of a Group is Needed: 
Medium group (6 - 15 kids)
Large group (16+ kids)
Types of Skills Practiced: