Today's Snack: Make sure each student has plenty of water available
while playing the indoor volleyball game. After their smooth strokes, they
might enjoy a fruit smoothie . . .
and pretend that they're at the beach after a nice round of sand volleyball in
the summer sun. A smoothie is high in fiber and protein, and, like volleyball,
is sweeeeeeet when served! This recipe serves 2 students, so if you have a
large group, increase the ingredients and the number of batches you make based
on how many students you have. It's a great idea to scrounge and borrow extra
a blender, mix:
C. skim milk or orange juice
C. frozen unsweetened mixed berries
C. vanilla fat-free yogurt
packet of strawberry flavor Carnation Instant Breakfast, no-sugar-added.
all. Top with a handful of fresh berries if you wish. To really make it seem
like you're on the beach, you can sit on the floor on beach towels . . . and
stick a paper party umbrella in your smoothie!
Long piece of white yarn
A couple of large white balloons
it's awfully cold out and you're looking for something active to do inside on a
blustery day, make a volleyball court out of the largest room in your building
tables and chairs out of the way, and stretch out the yarn in the middle as
your "net." Secure to the wall on both ends with duct tape.
teams based on wacky considerations: those who like snowballs vs. those who
like icicles . . . or those who love winter vs. those who don't . . . or those
who like penguins vs. those who like polar bears . . . have fun with it!
up and tie a white balloon and call it the "snowflake," or ball. Make sure to
have two or three extras on hand just in case.
rules are similar to regular volleyball EXCEPT it's awfully hard to get a
balloon across a net from the back with just one hit. So go ahead and let the
server stand right next to the net.
the serve, each side gets five
touches instead of three to get the snowflake back over the net.
with regular volleyball, if it hits the ground, that's a point for the other
team. No sense having an "out of bounds" in this game, since your space is
likely to be pretty cramped as it is.
you touch the yarn, that's a point for the other team, too.
the best three out of five games. Play to a score of 21 unless you get to the
fifth game, and both teams have won two. Then the championship game ends at 15
points. Remember, in each game, you have to score two points more than the
other team to win.
that snowflake, and have fun!