WEEK 30: Dribble Mania – Feet, Hands & Implement




WEEK 30 Dribble Mania – Feet, Hands & Implement


Kindergarten Games Dribbling with Feet, Hands & Implement Foam Noodles, Playground Balls, Yarn Balls, Cones, Spots


SHAPE Elementary School GLOs:

    • Standard 1. The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
    • Standard 2. The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles,strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
    • Standard 3. The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
      • Actively participates in physical education class. (S3.E2.K)
      • Participates in cool down and stretching activities during class. (S3.E4.K)
    • Standard 4. The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
      • Follows directions in group settings (e.g. safe behaviours, following rules, taking turns). (S4.E1.K)
      • Acknowledges responsibility for behaviour when prompted. (S4.E2.K)
      • Follows instruction/directions when prompted. (S4.E3.K)
      • Shares equipment and space with others. (S4.E4.K)
      • Recognizes the established protocols for class activities. (S4.E5.K)
      • Follows teacher directions for safe participation and proper use of equipment with minimal reminders. (S4.E6.K)
    • Standard 5. The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.
      • Works safely and cooperatively with others in the class. (S5.E4.K)

Expected Outcomes:

The Student will be able to:

Psychomotor: Physical skills that students will accomplish

  1. Dribble inside the boundaries, keeping the ball close and under control.

Cognitive: Knowledge that students will need to know and remember

  1. Discuss the similarities and differences between the three types of dribbling.

Affective: Social or emotional skills that students will accomplish

  1. Have Fun
  2. Dribble safely to open spaces inside the boundaries.





Teaching Tips, Assessments & Differentiation Strategies

Entrance Routine 1< min Have the equipment spread out around the boundaries.  Put out enough equipment so that there is just enough for each child.  If you have 30 students; put 30 of each type of equipment, playground balls and foam noodles
Transition 1 < min Welcome, get a playground ball and find an own space inside our boundaries.  Stay in your own space and dribble the ball with your hands until I say freeze.
Part 1 Warm Up Review 5­‐10 min Today we are going to be dribbling.  You have done different kinds of dribbling this year, raise your hand and tell me one of the ways you dribbled?

    • Soccer w/Feet, Basketball w/Hands and Hockey w/a stick.

you see there are different types of equipment we will use for dribbling today. You’ll get to try all of them today.

Practice All three types of dribbling.

  • Begin with everyone hand dribbling, traveling inside open space, avoiding others and staying inside the boundaries.
  • after a couple minutes switch to everyone foot dribbling.
  • after a couple minutes, ask the students to put away their ball and everyone get a foam noodle and yarn ball (whiffle or foam).

After you practice each type of dribbling, move onto part three.

Assessment Strategy:

occasionally stop the students and ask them questions about dribbling:

  • Where do you look while you dribble? (at the object your dribbling and where you are going. as you get better, more at where you are going and less at the object.) Be sure to point out that all types of dribbling are the same answer!
  • If you want to control the thing you are dribbling, what kind of force do you use to hit it?( Soft taps, so that it stays close to you)Be sure to point out that all types of dribbling are the same answer!

Teaching Tips:

remind the students to look for open spaces as they dribble.  Point out the students who are dribbling with control and moving to open spaces.

Transition 1 < min
Part 2 New Skill 10­‐20 min This is a Part 3 Lesson: Opportunity for the students to practice the skill of dribbling with a variety of balls, hands/feet and implements.
Transition 1 < min If you have a purple or yellow stick, keep your stick and ball, if not put away your foam stick and yarn ball and get a playground ball that matches the color of your foam stick. Go to an own space and put your equipment on the ground, between your feet.   Teaching Tips:

Since the playground balls are used for soccer and basketball, choose specific colors for each. IE: Basketballs are Blue/Green and Soccer balls are Red/Orange

Part 3 Practice 5­‐15 min Dribble Frenzie Soccer & Basketball

This video demonstrates the students doing the activity.  Basically you are going to have the students dribbling around like in part one, however, students will dribble using the type of dribbling that goes with their ball, Basketballs are Blue/Green and Soccer balls are Red/Orange.

  • After a minute have the students change the way they are dribbling,
  • sideways, backwards or forward
  • dribble to all six boundary colors
  • Dribble to each of the six boundary colors, touch one of the boundary cones before dribbling to the next boundary.
  • Dribble to each color in a different order.
  • Dribble to different number of cones

After 3 minutes of dribbling switch to let them all try the other types of dribbling.  


When I say go, Put away your equipment, and get a different piece to dribble with.  I will know you are ready when you are in your own space looking at me. Remember, you will get to try them all!

After 3 minutes of dribbling switch to let them all try the other types of dribbling.


When I say go, Put away your equipment, and get the last piece to dribble with.  Make sure it’s the dribbling you haven’t tried yet.  I will know you are ready when you are in your own space looking at me.

Red Light Green Light 3, 2, 1

All students begin in an own space with either a basketball, soccerball or foam noodle and yarn ball. On “greenlight” students dribble their ball to open spaces inside the boundaries.  When “red light” is called, students must stop and put their equipment at their feet within 3 seconds (I usually count down 3, 2, 1!). Continue with “green light” / “red light” calls throughout the game. Stress the importance of looking up to see where you are going and to keep the ball close enough to catch or trap it when “red light” is called. After a couple minutes switch to let the students try a different instrument.

  • If you have a Blue or Green Playground ball you will be dribbling with your hands, like basketball.  If you have a Red or Orange ball you will dribble with your feet like soccer.  If you have a foam stick, you will dribble with the stick moving the yarn ball like Hockey.
  • Remember to look where you are going.  Look for open spaces to dribble to.  If you or your ball touches someone, make sure they are ok and then carefully begin again.
  • Make sure to give the students a chance to change the equipment and the way they dribble during this activity.
Assessment Strategies:

As the students work, observe who dribbles properly and who may need additional practice.
Differentiation Strategies:

Dribble Frenzie Soccer & Basketball

Play music with pauses and each time the music pauses the students alternate between hand and foot dribbling.

Red Light Green Light

Easier: Include visual signals, red and spots or cones work great. This will help the visual learners get the cues.

More Difficult: Only use Visual cues.  This will also cause the students to look up as they travel so they can see the cue.  
Teaching Tips:

Transition 1 < min put away your equipment and get a mat and put it in an own space forto stretches.
Part  4 Cool Down & Review 5 min Cool Down

Choose 3 Stretches to do with your Class


  • Turn to a person next to you and tell them which dribbling you liked best!
  • Which way was hardest? Why do you think? What will make you better? (practice)
  • What did you notice was the same between the three different types of dribbling? (look at the object and where you are going, use soft taps and pushes to control the ball and keep it close to you.

Amazing! Chinese kindergarten kids basketball dance

Thought this was so cool, it’s amazing what our Kinders are capable of if we are open to it.  (I’m NOT suggesting you do this with your kids!)

Dribble Frenzie Soccer & Basketball

Additional Part 3 Activities:

Dribble Direction Hunt

Spread the spots around inside the boundaries.  Place one direction card under each spot.  the students will practicing dribbling from spot to spot, using the direction they find under each spot.  Go to each spot once before repeating.

Dribble Spelling

Put one letter of the alphabet on each spot.  spread the spots around inside the boundary area.  Begin with asking the students to spell their name.  The students will dribble around the space, touching each letter in their name, in the correct order.  Let them try this using each of the different pieces of equipment.

Dribble Obstacle Course

Set up a course to dribble under, around and through.  Be creative; use cones, spots, hoops and obstacles to avoid.  

Supplementary Information:

Dribbling Assessment Information

Standard 1 Assessments for PE Metrics K-5

These assessments align with SHAPE standard 1.  You will find a dribbling with hands assessment in this document.