Diminishing Target

Diminishing Target

5-8 years, 8+ years
4 - 15
10 minutes
Home, School
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Set Up:

  • Set up four different targets, varying from easy (large) to difficult (small/thin). You could use a hoop standing up in a cone, a cricket wicket, a witches hat and an agility pole
  • Set-up four cones 10 metres away from each target
  • Place 2 -3 tennis balls or throwing items behind each cone


Children line up in groups of 4 behind the four cones facing the largest target (target 1).

Once the first 4 children have thrown at target 1, they either move on to the next target (if target 1 hit) or go to the back of the line until target 1 is hit.

Continue until children reach the final target.


  • Increase the number of targets if you have a larger group
  • Introduce crow-hop and have children throw on the run
  • Place the throwing zone further away or closer depending on the skill level of the group

Teaching Points:

  • Ready: stand side-onlike a surfer
  • Aim: make a muscle man (throwing arm bent up above shoulder), point non-throwing arm at target
  • Fire: step forward with opposite foot and throw
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