Name/Title: Scooter Scramble

Purpose of Event: To demonstrate scooter safety and cooperative skills using group challenges.

Suggested Grade Level: K-2

Materials Needed: One scooter per student, four different colored jerseys, four garbage cans marked with one colored jersey, unlimited equipment (balls, beanbags, etc.)

Description of Idea

Remind students about the importance of scooter safety.

Discuss with students the importance of working together as a group for a common goal. After explaining the challenge to the group, allow time for each team to listen, discuss, and make decisions that will help reach their goal.

Divide teams into four groups. Each team member is given a scooter and randomly scattered against the gym walls. The four garbage cans and other equipment is scattered throughout the gym.

The challenge is for team members to scramble using their scooter, collect equipment (only one at a time), and place the equipment in the garbage can marked with their colored jersey. Members must stay on their scooters. When no equipment is left, teams count the equipment they collected in their garbage can.

Equipment is scattered again. The new challenge is to collect more equipment than previously.

* This lesson makes a great instant activity when using scooters.

Variations:

1. Change team members by switching jerseys. 2. Identify only certain equipment to collect (only beanbags, only balls, only red equipment, etc.)

Teaching Suggestions:

1. Teacher walks around and corrects students not demonstrating scooter safety. 2. Teacher encourages cooperative skills.


Submitted by Mary Nellen who teaches at St Jude in Wauwatosa, WI. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 3/3/2010.
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