Help your students stay active this school year participating in the annual Live Healthy Iowa Kids Fall Fitness Day – register today. The activity options are endless for this fun day - check out these target casting games.
F-I-S-H is played like H-O-R-S-E in basketball. Two to four students can play using one target. The first player casts from a certain location using a particular cast (overhand, sidearm, etc.). If the caster hits the target, the next player must replicate the cast or receive a letter in the word “fish.” Each of the players repeats the cast until someone misses and receives a letter. The player after the missed cast gets to decide the location and style of the next cast which is again repeated by the others until someone misses. If nobody misses the cast, the player who started gets to select a new cast. The last person to spell “fish” wins.
This game is very similar to golf, but spincasting rigs and casting plugs are used in place of golf clubs and balls. A plug golf course is complete with tee markers, greens, and hazards. (If you teach a golf unit, you could modify that course.) Participants “cast off” from a tee marker. Instead of reeling the plug back to themselves, they walk toward the plug as they reel. They cast again from this point and head for the “green” where the golf cup is replaced by a dishpan or similar object. Participants cast until they hit the target. Each cast counts as a point and the low score for the course wins. Courses can be either nine or eighteen “holes” and participants can compete as individuals, partners, or teams.