Sample Lesson Plan

Here is a sample lesson plan for a kickball game.

Activity: Kickball Game


  1. To practice kicking a moving ball. (A common abbreviation that is used for writing objectives is SWBAT which means Students will be able to. A more formal written objective is Students will successfully kick a moving ball 80% of the time. A question format would be “What do I need to do to successfully kick a moving ball?” How detailed you need to be will depend on your situation and/or administration.)
  2. To practice base running.
  3. To practice fielding, catching and throwing a playground ball.
  4. To understand the rules and procedures of a kickball game.
  5. To work cooperatively with peers.

NJ Comprehensive Health and Physical Education State Standards: 

2.5 (Motor Skill Development: All students will utilize safe, efficient, and effective movement to develop and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle) 

2.6 (Fitness: All students will apply health-related and skill-related fitness concepts and skills to develop and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. )


  1. Take attendance.
  2. Warm up: (Add details of what you will do.)
  3. Introduction: This part could include the history of Kickball. You could write in questions you will ask such as “How many people have played Kickball?”
  4. Explain the game. Be concise. Some people find it helpful to write the explanation as dialogue.
  5. Divide the class into two teams. Designate which team will kick first and which team will be in the outfield. It is helpful to designate a kicking order. If students are old enough, use it as a teambuilding activity such as line up in alphabetical order by last name,
  6. Begin activity.  Monitor activity and provide feedback, as needed.
  7. Cool down. (Add details or what stretches you may do.)
  8. Conclusion. Use this time to end the class(Review the rules.  Highlight some of the different strategies used in the activity to be successful.  Give a preview of the next skill, activity or class.

Assessment:  Student Participation, Student Preparation, Observation

Equipment Needs:    

Playground Ball (outdoors) or Large Foam Ball (indoors)                                  

3 Rubber Bases and 1 Home Plate

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