Bodacious Pool
Primary Market
Education, Secondary Ed
Character Focus
Perseverance
Items Needed
1 Toobeez set, six plastic plates, tape
The Activity Time
45 minutes

Objectives

  • Improve coordination
  • Develop pathways
  • Utilize problem-solving skills
  • Discuss and reflect on the experience
Character Focus
Perseverance
The Challenge
Students will sink as many spheres into the pockets using the pool stick.
Preparation
Time: 15 minutes

Materials

  • 1 Toobeez set
  • six plastic plates
  • tape

Setup

  • Construct a pool table using Toobeez.
  • Tape the tubes to the floor so they do not move during the game.
  • Place the plates upside-down to serve as pool pockets.
  • Reserve two 24” tubes to serve as pool sticks.
Activity Plan

Time: 45 minutes

Space: Medium

Instruction: Pairs

Helpful Hints

  • Be sure to review these tips prior to beginning the activity, and if necessary, share reminders with the group during the activity.
  • Remind students to watch the pathway of the sphere
  • Remind students to follow through when striking the sphere with the pool stick

Here are available Training Options!

Activity Instructions

1. Circle up the group.

2. Read the following Activity Challenge Box to the group.

Challenge: Students will sink as many spheres into the pockets using the pool stick.

3. The game is similar to billiards and will be played on the floor while on their knees or stomach.

4. In pairs, students will take turns hitting the spheres into the pockets.

5. If a student gets a sphere into a pocket, one point is awarded and that student receives another turn.

6. Players will keep score of their own points.

7. After the activity, move to the “Activity Discussion and Processing” section of the activity.

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Assessment

  • Teacher’s observation of student participation
  • Students demonstrate knowledge of ball speed and angles

Activity Discussion and Processing

To close the lesson, end with a group discussion about what was learned during the activity. Circle up the group, and work through the following questions. If possible, record the group’s responses on flip chart paper so all comments are displayed.
  • Why was watching the pathway of the ball important?
  • What did you like about this activity?
  • What did you find challenging about this activity?
  • How did you solve the problem of getting the sphere into the hole?

Activity Variations

1. Changing the activity.
Have the students use smaller balls or a smaller pool stick for the activity.

2. Increase the course.
Use plates of various sizes to increase the challenge of this activity.
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Tim Arem is an award-winning fitness educator who believes in sharing health, fitness and entertainment with children and adults of all ages. Tim's love and concern for children extends across the United States and he actively supports the Special Olympics. He is an inspiration for motivating teachers and students in schools with his fitness pep rallies.
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