must create yourself three juggling balls and learn to juggle them. Performances
will be held at the front of the class in groups of 5 to reduce any stress or
apprehension that you might feel. You have seven days until the performance.
NB The classroom teacher WILL / MUST demonstrate being a lifelong learner and
work on their juggling and do a solo performance in front of the class or full
school assembly. I find the kids love it if you drop them a couple of times like
you really have no idea and then when you get into a rhythm start humming circus
music. Believe me, the parents hear about what you've been up to in class that
- How will you
find out how to make juggling balls?
would be the most appropriate place to look?
search terms might you use in a search engine?
find ones made with balloons and rice really good
the top off a PET bottle and use it as a funnel to get the rice into the balloon.
balloons for each ball saves getting the cleaners off side :)
An activity like this lends itself well to discussions on:
up too early and what that may lead to
failure in many people increases their desire to succeed
satisfaction we experience when we succeed or learn a new skill.
This is usually the first homework task I set for a new class and I'd say I've
probably set it with about 8 of my classes. If you choose to use it be prepared
for some very interesting responses ranging from 'Why the heck are you doing that?'
'It's too hard for them' to 'My mum is an occupational therapist and she likes
you already because you are doing left brain / right brain stuff with us so you
must know what you are on about' lol
an article on the benefits of juggling
for just a little light reading.
is a simple site with tips and tricks and a few little movies on juggling.