Classroom Physical Activity Idea

Toss and Catch


Approach: Movement integrated into planned academic instruction

Subject Area: Spelling

Age: Elementary

Recommended by: Sarah Roundy, School Health Coordinator, Utah Department of Health

Source: Healthy Body, Health Minds (pg. 38)

Equipment: Soft object to throw

Formation: General area


  1. Divide class into partner pairs.
  2. From a spelling list, ask partners to pick a word.
  3. Spell while tossing an object back and forth.
  4. 1st student says first letter and tosses the object to their partner.
  5. 2nd student says the second letter and tosses the object back.
  6. Continue until the word is completely spelled out.