Bucket Shoot and Chase

Submitted by: Chuck Kipp
Added: September 7, 2007
Duration: 10 to 30 minutes

Needed: 1 bucket and 1 small ball. We used a ball made from duct tape.

Object: The object of the game is for each student to score as many “two-point” buckets as possible, while the other students open their scriptures to the scripture mastery scripture.

How to Play: Each student gets one turn to shoot baskets. Their turn starts with the teacher giving the entire class a scripture mastery clue. The teacher then throws the ball to the “shooting” student. Standing about 5 feet away, with the bucket resting against the teacher’s stomach, the student attempts to make shots and the teacher rebounds them and throws them back to the student as quickly as possible. For each made basket, the teacher yells out a cumulative score (2, 4, 6, etc.). Their turn is over when all the other students have turned to the right reference and have raised their hands. The students may “show” other students where the reference is located but may not “tell”. Keep a tally of points on the chalkboard for each student. Move to the next student for their turn toshoot.

This turned out to be really fun and only took about ten minutes to give every student an opportunity to shoot.

Hints: If you are not comfortable having the ball bounce off you, you could place the bucket on a chair or table in the center of the room.