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PE Activity #45 - "Smash the Pumpkin"


Celebrate Halloween with is insanely fun warmup activity for PE! It's called 'Smash the Pumpkin' and your students will love it. Perfect for any throwing or upper body sports.


  • Large inflatable fitness ball

  • 1 tennis ball each


  • Split group into 2 teams

  • each team lines up on the baseline with 1 tennis ball each


  1. The aim of the game is to throw the tennis balls and hit the fitness ball (Pumpkin) to knock it over the opposing team's baseline

  2. Students can only throw from behind the baseline, however, they can run anywhere in their half to retrieve balls

  3. Players can't touch the Pumpkin Changes

Make it easier:

  • Make it easier by bringing students to the 3rd lines

Making harder:

  • Make it harder by saying underarm throws only or adding a timer



Give it a go this week and stay tuned for next week's PE idea. Make sure you subscribe to get all 52 straight to your inbox!

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