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Name of Activity:

Throwing at the Moving Ducks Station

Purpose of Activity:

To be able to practice their overhand throwing techniques.

Activity cues:

Step with the opposite foot.


Previous practice on how to throw under/overhanded at a wall.

Suggested Grade Level:


Materials Needed:

Hula-hoops, a choice of all kinds of sizes of balls (yarn, gator skin, etc.), Hit The Ducks video (see below), projector, wall, and an iPad/computer.

Description of Idea

This idea makes for a great station for throwing. You might need more room for this station than the others but it will be worth it.

The video below will be projected on the wall for students at one station. An iPad or computer will project the visual (see below) on the wall for students to throw at. Students (small group) will form one line horizontally, 10-12 feet from the wall, with hula-hoops in front of them filled with small sized (soft) balls. Once a duck flies through on the screen, students will throw at the target using an overhand throwing motion. After the throw, students will pick up another ball out of the hula-hoop, and try again.


Link out to Video so you can show full screen


This could be a lesson on underhand throwing as well.

You can assign point value for the ducks.

Assessment Ideas:

Assess the students on the one critical element of stepping with the opposite foot.

Teaching Suggestions:

All of your feedback should be on the stepping of the opposite foot.

Remind the students to not hit the dog walking through.

Submitted by Drew Burris who teaches at La Monte R-IV in La Monte, MO. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 5/8/2018.
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Randy Milligan

Ilove this game and so do my students.

Wuendy Camargo

I think this is great type of lesson where technology is being used. I think that this could be a little more expansive in options other than the projection of the video on the wall. For example, maybe have this as an outside activity and have stuffed animals taped on the wall and have them aim for those in stations and not all in one horizontal line! great way to have an indoor PE activity!

Kimberli Crawford

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.


I would love to get the video.

Jenna B

I figured out the video link. It should work full-screen using this.



Where do you get the game from and what is the name of it


I couldnt get mine to go full screen either did anyone figure it out

Katherine Watson

I couldn't get the video to go full screen. We did it little anyways and my students loved it. I was wondering if you could tell us how to get to it where we can get it to go full screen


Sounds great! However, as far as I can see there is no video. I would love to see the video to go along with this activity.

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