Katie Neal
Physical Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Upper Elementary
  • 5th Grade
  • Game
  • Lesson Plan
  • PE
  • Physical Education
  • Scatter
  • pe5th
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    Scatter Lesson Plan

    Scatter Lesson Plan


    In this lesson plan, educators will teach their students the game scatter. Scatter helps develop throwing, catching, kicking, and base running skills.


    Subject: Physical Education - Scatter

    Grade Level: 5th Grade

    Lesson Length: 60 Minutes

    Background for Teachers

    Equipment Needed: 

    • Dots
    • Dodge balls

    Step 1 - Goals and Outcomes

    Step 1 Goals and Outcomes

    Core Standards: 

    • Standard 1, Objective 1
    • Standard 2, Objective 1
    • Standard 3, Objective 1
    • Standard 4, Objective 1, Objective 2, Objective 3
    • Standard 5, Objective 1, Objective 2


    • Students are involved in a game that develops throwing, catching, kicking, and base running.

    Step 2 - Planning Instruction

    Step 2 Planning Instruction


    • Use bigger dodgeballs
    • Use a buddy to help collect dodgeballs

    Step 3 - Instruction

    Step 3 Instruction

    Warm up:

    • Dynamic Stretching-
    • Skip jumps
    • Frankenstein kicks
    • Hug your knee
    • Lunges
    • Carioca/Grapevine
    • Butt kickers
    • High knees
    • Sprint

    How to play:

    • Scatter-
      • Have students spread out around the gym.
      • Students are never out of the game.
      • On the start signal students throw the balls at each other, such as dodge ball. If a student gets hit with a ball or someone catches their ball they must sit down where they are.
      • Students cannot move if they have a ball, their feet are in cement. If student are standing they may move without a ball.
      • Students who are seated on the floor can tag a student running past them and then that student must also sit on floor.
      • If a ball rolls to a student seated on the floor they can throw it at a student who is standing and get that student out. Once again the student must sit on the floor where they are.
      • Continue playing until there is only one student standing and they win the game.
      • Students on the floor cannot move or stand up during the game.
      • If a ball goes near the side of the gym and no one can reach it a student may go get it but must return to where they were seated.

    Step 4 - Assessments

    Step 4 Assessments


    • Have students demonstrate a complete game of scatter correctly.