All you need are two hula hoops and four students wearing shoes. Place the hula hoops 40-50 feet away from each other. Teammates stand facing each other in opposing hula hoop “pits” so that half the team throws from one hoop and half throws from the other. Each player pitches both shoes followed by the opponent’s two shoes. In pitching a shoe, the player may not cross the foul line (the end of the hula hoop). Once all six players have launched their shoe, count up your score, collect your shoes and go again. Games are played until one team scores 21 points.
3 points are awarded to every shoe that lands entirely within the hula hoop
2 points for every shoe that lands partially within the hula hoop
And for the shoes outside the hoop, 1 point per shoe is awarded to the team that is closest to the hoop.
(So if the two closest shoes to the outside of the hoop were from the same team, they would get two points. If the three closest were from the same team, they would get three points, etc.)
Variation: Instead of throwing the shoes, fling them from your feet.
Idea by Kenny Clark
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