Fun movements to help young athletes prepare their bodies for running
As they sprint, stoop, drop and retrieve, students develop new athletic and teamwork skills
|Objective and overview:||Beanbag Relay is a relay game in which students race to drop off and pick up beanbags on a marked course. As they do, they improve their speed, anaerobic endurance, and agility.|
National Standards for Physical Education (NASPE)
New York State Education Department (NYSED)
|Prerequisite:||You may want to do 10 Seconds and Counting first so students are familiar with sprinting form.|
|Time Required:||20 minutes|
Three beanbags for each team
Three cones or other markers per team to mark the course
A game that is great exercise and develops athletic skills.
What to watch for:
Direction cues to share with students:
Note: Only give a student one direction at a time.
After playing the Beanbag Relay game, discuss with the kids how it went. Consider using questions such as:
Classrooms are filled with learners who demonstrate a variety of needs and abilities, including ESL students, those with disabilities, and gifted/talented students. Consider these adaptations as you work to modify the lesson for student success.