Dead Nuggets


Any indoor court area


Approx 25 tennis balls, or more depending on group size


The class spreads out amongst the playing area. On the teachers command the box of tennis balls is thrown into the centre of the playing area. Players must scramble to keep the balls moving for the longest possible time. Players can use their feet or hands to keep the balls actively moving within the playing area. If a ball comes to rest, the teacher yells “Dead Nuggets” as commence counting loudly “1,2,3” if they reach 3 and the tennis ball has not started moving again the game is over and the time is recorded.

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