Water Balloon Launch and Catch

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-Objective:

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Get a group of students together to see who can launch a water balloon the farthest and with the most accuracy!

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Manipulative Send

  • Launch

  • Manipulative Receive

  • Catch

-Equipment List:

  • One water balloon launcher

  • Dozens of water balloons

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-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Two players hold a launcher; while one player places a water balloon in the launcher and pulls it back.

  • Other players stand in the field in a scattered position.

-Instructions:

  • When the balloon is launched fielders attempt to catch the water balloon without it breaking.

-Questions & Notes:

  • Questions for Understanding:

  • How can the launcher affect the height and distance the water balloon travels?

  • How can fielders attempt to catch the water balloon without it breaking?