Catch and Drop

Use the four-square courts on the playground and/or draw new courts with chalk if needed. The game begins when one player serves the ball. Players let the ball bounce once and then hit it into a different player’s box. The receiving player must let the ball bounce once, and then s/he may catch it before s/he returns the ball. Play continues until the ball: Is hit outside the square, bounces twice before it is returned, is not allowed to bounce, or is hit onto a line. When a player stops the play, s/he goes to the end of the line and a new player comes in at square D. Remaining players close the gaps, moving up as necessary.


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