We use a simple basket, some sports balls (baseballs that we pretend are basketballs), and a chair as a backboard.
The easy therapy tie-in:
How are the baseballs the same as basketballs?
How are they different?
The kids pick team names and we have everything from LeBron vs. Michael Jordan to a few of these creative selections:
These Princesses were dominated by the Eagles.
And sometimes the kids mix in other sports/cities/states.
WWE Champ John Cena vs. Hoosiers vs. Arizona Phoenix (?)
And then everyone gets a job: 1) the Score Keeper, 2) the Shooter, 3) the Shooter-in-Waiting, and 4) the Basketball Collector/Basket Fixer.
Players have to do their speech work to earn their shots (e.g. 5 sounds, picture description, answer wh- questions).
After each turn, players rotate and switch jobs.
Fouls (-1 point) are given for: Shot blocking and poor behavior.
And 'tis the season for keeping track of a few different brackets! Our school does a pool and these are Mrs. Ludwig's picks. A few busts, but still a long way to go! Here they are:
Happy March & GO HOOSIERS! :)