Targeting (Throwing) Physical Development Kindergarten Age 5 First Term Lesson Notes Week 5

Subject: Physical Development

Class: Kindergarten

Term: First Term

Week: Week 5

Topic: Targeting (Throwing)

Duration: 30 minutes

Explanation of the Lesson Topic: Today, we’ll be learning about targeting, which involves throwing soft balls to each other. This activity helps us improve our hand-eye coordination and gross motor skills.

Behavioural Objectives:

  • Play with soft balls by throwing to each other.
  • Develop gross motor skills through catching and throwing activities.

Set Induction: Let’s imagine we’re playing catch with soft balls! Can you show me how you would throw a ball to a friend?

Entry Behaviour: As you come into class, pretend to throw a ball to a friend.

Building Background / Connection to Prior Knowledge: We’ve been practicing different movements and skills with our bodies. Today, we’ll focus on throwing and catching soft balls!

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Gross motor skills
  • Social interaction

Learning Resources and Materials:

  • Soft balls for throwing
  • Mats or cushions for students to sit on
  • Visual aids demonstrating throwing techniques

Instructional Materials:

  • Pictures or videos showing throwing and catching activities
  • Water bottles for hydration during playtime


  1. Introduction to targeting and demonstration of throwing technique.
  2. Guided practice of throwing soft balls to each other.
  3. Health tips: Washing hands after play and drinking water for hydration.


  1. Targeting involves ______ soft balls to each other. a) kicking b) throwing c) bouncing d) hitting
  2. Catching and throwing activities help improve ______. a) reading skills b) hand-eye coordination c) cooking abilities d) sleeping habits
  3. What should we do after playtime according to the health tip? a) Wash hands b) Eat snacks c) Play more d) Sleep
  4. Targeting activities involve using our ______. a) feet b) hands c) ears d) nose
  5. Hydration is important, so we should ______. a) drink a lot of water b) drink soda c) drink juice d) not drink anything

Class Activity Discussion:

  1. Why is targeting important for us?
    • Answer: Targeting activities help improve our hand-eye coordination and gross motor skills.
  2. How do we throw a soft ball to a friend?
    • Answer: Hold the ball with two hands and throw it gently towards your friend.
  3. What if we’re not good at catching?
    • Answer: Practice makes perfect! Keep trying and you’ll get better over time.
  4. Can we play targeting games indoors?
    • Answer: Yes, as long as there’s enough space and it’s safe to do so.
  5. How many people can play targeting games together?
    • Answer: As many as you want, just make sure everyone has enough space to move around safely.
  6. What do we do if we accidentally throw the ball too hard?
    • Answer: Apologize to your friend and remember to throw more gently next time.
  7. Is it okay to play targeting games with other toys besides soft balls?
    • Answer: Soft balls are best for targeting games to prevent injury, but you can also use other soft objects if they’re safe.
  8. Can we practice targeting skills alone?
    • Answer: Yes, you can practice throwing and catching against a wall or with a parent or sibling.
  9. How far should we stand from our friend when throwing the ball?
    • Answer: Start with a short distance and gradually move further apart as you get better at throwing and catching.
  10. Why is it important to wash our hands after playtime?
    • Answer: Washing hands helps prevent the spread of germs and keeps us healthy.


  1. Step 1: Introduction: Let’s learn how to play targeting games with soft balls! Watch as I demonstrate how to throw the ball to a friend.
  2. Step 2: Guided Practice: Now, it’s your turn! Let’s all practice throwing and catching the ball with a partner.
  3. Step 3: Health Tips: Remember to wash your hands after playtime and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Teacher’s Activities:

  • Demonstrate proper throwing technique.
  • Guide students in practicing throwing and catching with a partner.
  • Remind students to wash their hands after playtime and encourage hydration.

Learners’ Activities:

  • Observe teacher demonstration.
  • Practice throwing and catching soft balls with a partner.
  • Remember to wash hands after play and drink water for hydration.

Assessment: Observe students’ ability to throw and catch soft balls with control and coordination.

Conclusion: Today, we had a blast learning about targeting through throwing and catching soft balls! We practiced our hand-eye coordination and gross motor skills while having fun with our friends. Remember to wash your hands after playtime and drink plenty of water to stay healthy and hydrated. Great job, everyone!

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