Becky Foellmer
Feb 12, 2018

Random Throwing Targets

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Edited: Nov 20, 2018

There are a number of Youtube videos out there for use as throwing targets. Thank you to Chris Butts, Kevin Tiller, Eric Davolt, Benjamin Lewis and Shiela Tackett for creating the videos and making them public! I converted several of them into GIFs and put them in a couple of Google Slides presentation as a "one stop shop" to store them more efficiently! Check them out! and


Just choose the one you want to use, click "present" and get your kids active. Don't forget that you can throw various types of balls, frisbees, etc. How about letting your kids choose? Experimenting with different objects and considering their success rate with each implement moves this to the next level.

I hope it's useful to you!



Also, from Rebecca Meyer come these Disney Targets:

Disney Throw / Frisbee Fling (Whole Class or Relay fashion): (Click present to view. There are 4 videos on 4 separate slides. Use one or use as many as you'd like!) Equipment— Large Cones to block off area in front of projector and to mark line, Floor tape (serving line), Small Gator Balls, Foam Frisbees, Tennis Balls

  • Overhand Throw—All throw gator balls

  • Underhand Throw—All throw gator balls

  • Frisbee Fling—Small relay teams take turns flinging frisbees

  • Tennis Ball Throw & Partner Catch—2 lines, one throws, the other tries to catch ball after it ricochets off of the wall. Victory lap for both partners if successful.

UPDATE: Here's another one from Tanner Easter: Just click the link and, then, click the play arrow in the lower left corner so the slides advance automatically!


Another addition from Casey Barclay: The Great Turkey Throwing Game:




May 1, 2018

wow love this!!

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