Hot Potato

Students Groups of 4-6

Equipment 1 ball or bean bag per group

Area Large open space


Students stand in a row, a few centimetres apart. A leader has the ball and passes it with a small underarm throw to the next student in the group, who passes it on. When it reaches the last student, they return it down the line. Upon receiving the ball again, the leader runs once around the group with the ball and then gives it to the new leader who starts again. The first leader moves to the end of the line. The activity continues until all students have returned to their original places.


When running around the group, the leader can move in various ways (eg. skip, hop, jump etc.) When running around the group the leader may bounce the ball, dribble it with the feet, hit it with a bat etc.

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