Before You Start: 
  • Have the group sit or stand in a circle
  • Practice 5 jumping jacks (for younger ages)
  • Practice passing the ball around the circle (for younger ages)
  • Practice singing one round of the song
Set Up: 
Decide on a space that is big enough for the entire class to form a circle. 
How to Play: 
  • Start passing the ball around the circle while singing the wonderball song:
    • The Song --

The wonderball goes around and around,
to pass it quickly you are bound,
if you’re the one to hold it last,
you will owe 5 jumping jacks,
you are it! 

  • The child who is holding the ball when the song ends gets up and does 5 jumping jacks in the middle of the circle.
  • Then pick the child who is sitting the quietest to start the next round.
  • You should move around the circle with the ball to make sure it gets around, a lot of kids will try to hold the ball so they will be last or won’t be able to hold the ball.

Core Value:
This activity goes with Health and Fitness because there is a lot of movement and exercise involved.

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