KS1 Activity: Overarm Throw

The aim of this activity is to develop the skill of distance and accuracy when overarm throwing!

Start by downloading the Activity Brochure, then watch the demonstration video below.

Download Activity Brochure (PDF)

Skill Challenge: Turkey Shoot!

How many items can you knock over?

You will need:

Tennis ball or rolled up socks
5 discarded juice bottles, 1⁄4 filled with water
Marker for the throwing line
Boxes or chairs to alter the height of the targets


Set up your targets (bottles) in your space, ideally at different heights and distances. They have a bit of water in so that they don’t blow over.
You can use chairs boxes etc to alter the height.
Set up your throwing line so that you must use the overarm throw to reach all your targets. You can go closer or further away but measure the distance to the first target.
You have 5 opportunities to knock over as many bottles as possible using the overarm throw technique, you get 50 points per bottle and a bonus of 100 points if you knock them all down.
If you only have one ball, or item you can go and collect it each time, as long as you only have 5 turns.

Watch the video demonstration below!

Are you finished?

Remember to track your progress on your Activity Worksheet so it counts towards your 120 minutes of activity, then go back and choose another activity!

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