Catch Me if You Can

Students 2 groups of 6-10

Equipment 2 tennis balls, playground balls or softballs and colour bands per 2 groups

Area Large open space


2 groups, 1 with colour bands, stand in alternate positions around a circle. Allocate one student in each group to be the leader and they must stand in the middle of the circle with a ball. The leaders start by throwing their ball to each student in their group. Both balls are passed clockwise. The object of the activity is for 1 ball to catch up to and pass the other ball.


1 group catches with a receptacle. The groups use different sized balls.

Increase the number of groups in the activity to 3 or 4.

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