What other skills could be involved?
Think Quick - what to look out for...
- Encourage Smashies to get low when picking the ball up off the ground.
Mix it Up
+ The Activator calls out a specific movement and all running Smashies must respond accordingly (running, hopping, jumping, bounding etc.)
+ Smashies take a ball from the nest and underarm roll, throw or bowl it back to their teammates in the nest.
+ Designate different points values to different balls/ beanbags and watch the Smashies get more competitive and try to work out tactically which balls to take with their left hand or right hand.
Honesty | Pono - How could the Smashies be honest when they play this game?
Support | Tautoko - In what ways can Smashies support their partner or teammates when playing?
Cooperation | Mahi tahi - How could Smashies work together when they play?
Smash it Up
Mission – Introduce a set number of different coloured balls. Each pair / team can try to collect all the balls of this colour. Once achieved the team receive an Energy Boost of extra points.
Boss Battle – Smashies vs Activators / Coaches / Teachers / Whānau.
Arena Mode – Cones for each pair / team can be moved further away from the centre at any stage.
- What were some of the ways that your team cooperated today?
- How did you show support for each other?
- How were you honest in the game