Drill: Color Punches
Equipment needed: 2 Punching Mitts per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: In this drill students will be working on PUNCHING while spelling their favorite colors.
Teaching SKILLZ:
CHOICES – Have the student pick their favorite color, and have them spell it so they are more motivated to punch the mitts.
LONG-TERM MEMORY – The student must be able to remember how to spell their colors while doing their punches, which will exercise their semantic long-term memory. If they need help with their colors, that is expected and the instructor should have the student repeat the letter after the instructor.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Have each instructor hold mitts for punches.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The instructor will say a color
  • Then the students will spell the color.
  • For every letter of the color, do 1 punch.
  • Ex. R – Punch, E – Punch, D – Punch (for the color red)
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Keep your hands up when PUNCHING.
  • Keep your fist tight.
  • Aim for the middle of the pad.
Step 5
  • Continue until everyone has 2-3 turns.
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