Preparation: For this game, you will need an empty plastic milk jug for each player (preferably gallon sized, though 1/2 gallon will work), a tennis ball, and something for two goals. Cut the bottoms off of all the jugs beforehand too.
Divide your students into two teams. The jugs are held upside down by their handles and used to catch the ball and pass it to other team members. The kids can run around the field of play until they catch the ball in their milk jug. Once they catch the ball, they must stop and pass the ball to a teammate before running again. Set up some sort of goal at each end of the room or field for scoring.
NOTE: For easy storage, get a long dowel or narrow broomstick and stack the jugs inside each other and run the stick through their spouts to keep them together.
Idea submitted by David Marvin
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