Scatter 100 balls around the room with 12 hula hoops (2 of each rainbow color)…have students collect balls one at a time to place inside hopps. Do not assign any students to any particular hoop. Remind students the number of balls placed in each hoop is pre-determined by a chart.
Once the desired number of balls are in a hoop, the students are to find another hoop to make it complete. Once all balls are collected and placed in their designated hoop(s), the students are to place remianing balls in middle white basket.
The goal-set comes in when you have the students self-select a time as to how long they believe it will take them to complete the task. If you are working with younger students, provide balls (yarn balls) that are the same color fo each hoop and place the emphasis on comepletion of the task rather than “timing” the activity. Our students love to walk in and have a challenge and today’s goal setting workshop began with an activity where all students set a class goal and were then sent to move and cooperating to comeplete a job safely in the shortest amount of time. Locomotor skills were used to reinforce their prior knowledge.
You may also choose assign two students per hoop and then write a number on each of the balls to incorporate math into this activity and have all students add up the total number of points they have within each hoop. To win the game the total number must match the actual number. To double check have students check their nearest hula hoop partner group. The possibilities are endless…let me know what you think!
Scatter 100 balls around the room with 12 hula hoops (2 of each rainbow color)…have students collect balls one at a time to place inside…