Teamwork, endurance, and spurts of speed come into play in this baton-passing game
|Objectives||This is a team-based, baton-passing game in which the last runner in line sprints to the front when she gets the baton. Students learn to run at a controlled slow and steady pace, and develop their ability to surge for short bursts.|
National Standards for Physical Education (NASPE)
New York State Education Department (NYSED)
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Materials||One baton for each group of 5-12 runners|
What to watch for:
Direction cues to share with students:
Note: Only give a student one direction at a time.
When you've completed The Centipede, talk to your students about their experience with the activity. Here are some sample questions to get you started:
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.