Pass the Ball

incl. materials
15 min.


The learner can understand simple instructions.


Several balls


  • Repeat the vocabulary for the body parts.
  • Summon up together which body parts you can use to throw a ball.


  • Divide the group into two teams.
  • One team forms an outer circle, the other an inner circle.
  • Give a learner of the outer circle a ball.
  • S/he (A) appoints
    a learner in the inner circle (B),
    a way of passing the ball, e.g. with the foot, head, hand, knee
    a learner in the outer circle (C).
  • A throws the ball to B.
  • B passes the ball to C, in the way chosen by A.
  • Play till everyone has got a turn.
  • Let the teams switch circles.


The exercise can be done using several balls at the same time.

Tips for the instructor

  • Depending on the level, before the beginning of the game you must teach the vocabulary of how to pass the ball/what body part to pass the ball with. Gestures can help memorize vocabulary.
  • For large groups, you can make more than one circle and do parallel activities.

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