Hit The Targets

Key Stage:
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2
Led by:
  • Teacher
  • School staff
  • Young Leaders
  • Parents
  • Self led by young people
Hit The Targets
Downloadable PDF (e.g. resource card, lesson plan)

Activity details

Hit The Targets includes three different exciting target activities that can be played sitting, standing or kneeling. Each game includes aiming at targets including a vertical pole, into buckets or batting/catching a moving target dropped by a partner. Pupils can choose their own level of challenge and adapt the activity to meet their needs. This activity develops resilience and perseverance too! 

  • Number of participants: Group/pair/individual 
  • Purpose of activity: Increase pupil physical activity through three different aiming activities. Each activity requires different skills and pupils can practise a variety of throwing skills including underarm and overarm throws and also batting actions using their hand. Pupils can set themselves challenges or work as a pair or team to improve their score. 
  • Including all pupils: STEP framework included. 
  • Pupil roles: Participant 
  • Space: Indoors/Outdoors. Ensure the space is suitable for the number of players. Ensure there is space between the activities for pupils to throw safely. 
  • Equipment: Vertical pole (or similar), buckets, bins, boxes, small throwing equipment i.e. balls, bean bags, koosh balls



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