|Falling, Farting, Flying
||Begin with one of the following and keep introducing until you are playing with all three variants at the same time. Falling: whenever somebody says falling they must count to 5 then put their arms out and fall backwards, the group must work to catch them. Flying: whenever somebody says flying they must count to 5 then fall forwards and the group must work to pick them up and fly them forwards then place them back down. Farting: whenever somebody says farting they must count to 5 and the group must then get as far away from them as possible. Special attention must be paid to safety.
|Juggling Butchers Picnic
||Every young person must be juggling, if they cannot juggle they can balance or spin a plate. They then have to try and stop each other from juggling. The only rule is no physical contact another person.
||Balance manipulation objects (spinning plates, bean bags, flower sticks etc.) on young people on as many parts of body as possible, head, shoulders, hands etc. Then the young person must do this whilst balancing on equipment, performing a routine or completeing an obstacle course.
||Split the group into pairs with one stick for each pair. The pairs push either end of their stick with a finger each, this pressure must keep the stick balanced between you. Ask the pairs to perform various tasks then get either partner to lead and create their own movements. Developments: Ask the pairs to team up with another pair. Keep multiplying the groups until you have a large circle of sticks performing all sorts of physical activities.Variation - play the same game on equipment.
||Place a child on any balance equipment (ball or rolla bolla are best) and create a world. For example on the rolla bolla they are at sea, encourage them to see birds, fish, wales etc. As each new creature comes a new balance style is required, a large wale will make a big wave which will knock the rolla bolla from side to side etc.
|Throwing three Balls in autonomy
||For this exercise to succeed well, it is necessary to have experimented the previous steps with scarves and with the 6 Ball Station activity.
Hand out 3 balls to each pupil. Start by holding one ball in one hand and the other two in the other (in the palm of the hand one should be held in front of the other). The throws should be upwards and rhythmical, catching with the other hand. The exercise is considered successful when at least 10 consecutive throws and catches have been achieved.
||Place two young people on the tightrope and time who can stay up the longest. No physical contact is allowed. Once skill level increases set challenges to complete e.g. walking forward, crouching down, lying down etc.
|What can you juggle?
||Begin with all young people juggling three balls. Then ask them to replace one ball with one accessory of clothing, a shoe, a hat, a wallet etc. Ask them to keep replacing juggling balls with objects until they are juggling totally different objects.