Pass the Ball - movement Activity

Pass the Ball - movement Activity

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  • Celebrate Achivement
  • Bring Joy
  • Stay Active

What you need

  1. A soft ball or beach ball 
  2. Music 


Remember that great game Pass the Parcel where you unwrap a treat when the music stops? Well, this game is similar…

You pass the ball around the circle and, when the music stops, throw it to one of your friends. Then the music plays again and off the balls goes, round and round the circle again.

It’s a fantastically simple and quick way to have a bit of fun and get people moving. 

Top tip

Those at a mid-late level may enjoy the music and being part of a group activity, however may need a little extra support when passing and throwing the ball

The Activity

  1. Sit the group together in a large circle, so they’re close enough to pass the ball to one another
  2. Explain the aim of the game
  3. Start the music and invite everyone to sing along
  4. Introduce the ball to one person and ask them to pass it the person to their left 
  5. Keep the ball moving around the group 
  6. Stop the music and prompt the person with the ball to chuck it to someone else. It’s a good idea to call their name first so they’re prepared to catch it 
  7. Start the music again and keep the ball moving round the circle
  8. Keep stopping and starting the music and throwing the ball for around 10 minutes
  9. Take a break and, if everyone is happy to have another go, carry on for another 10 minutes