Skill: Vision
Drill: Vision Ninja River
Equipment needed: 2 Jump ropes or belts per group
Instructors needed: A few to monitor
Description: Students will practice VISION by demonstrating their ability to correlate the definition to physical activity to build a stronger connection to their word.
Teaching SKILLZ:
HEALTHY COMPETITION – The instructor can see which student can set a record for the school for the farthest jump, or beat the previous record that another student holds.
VISUAL PROCESSING – The student must be able to see the river and how far wide it is, and jump over it without touching the ropes. This works on their ability to participate in visual activities and make sense of what they see, as they have to judge the distance between the ropes, when they need to jump, and how much power they need in order to make the jump.
Step 1
Divide your students into groups.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Make sure everyone in the group is using the word at their belt.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The students will stand up and face the “River.”
  • The 1st student will run to the river and they will have to jump over the river.
  • If they and in the middle or step on the dividers the they will be out, they will also be out if they cannot land appropriately.
  • In this game each round the instructor will call out either “WORD”. Or “DEFINITION” and the student must say the corresponding response as they jump the river.
  • If the student forgets to give a response then they will be out.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Run fast so you can clear the river.
  • Don’t fall on the landing.
  • Make sure you stay focused.
Step 5
  • Continue until everyone has 2-3 turns.
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