We started our unit on kickball by working on the basic skills of rolling (pitching) and kicking—it might seem easy, but often things are harder than they look. Rolling involves bending the knees to get the ball to ground level, taking a step towards your target and looking at the target for accuracy. Kicking, on the other hand, involves looking at the ball (not the target), keeping the feet loose, and taking a step towards the ball.
With the fundamentals down, we had to learn about the field, positions, running and fielding. After we learned about the various bases and positions, we were ready to enjoy the classic Abbot and Costello routine, “Who’s on First?”:
Everyone loved it, and now knows the answer to that particular question!