Poison Ball

Game Description: 
A game that teaches children quick transfers, and to always be ready!
Children forming circle: Dispose of ball as quickly as possible. Taggers: Tag player holding ball.
Game Rules: 
Have all but 2 children form a circle. One of the children forming the circle has the ball. The ball is thrown around or across the circle. The 2 children outside the circle try to tag one of the children while they have the ball. When the outside child is successful they change places.
Saftey Considerations: 
Remind children to always be anticipating a throw.
Adaptations (optional): 
If the ball is dropped, the child who dropped it becomes a tagger and the tagger who has been out the longest takes their place in the circle.
Progression (optional): 
Different ball manipulation (two hands, one hand, non-dominant hand, bounce pass).
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7 to 9 years
10 to 12 years
Type of Activity: 
Multi-skill game
Space Needed: 
Large Space (Gym, Multipurpose Room, Playroom)
Medium Space (Classroom, Empty Room)
Equipment Needed: 
Low Key (Balls, Balloons, Skipping ropes, Hoops)
How Many Leaders are Needed: 
Only 1
How Big of a Group is Needed: 
Medium group (6 - 15 kids)
Large group (16+ kids)
Types of Skills Practiced: