3 Fun Basketball Games
If you have a basketball court in your backyard, congratulations. Basketball is great exercise and provides hours of fun for you and your family. It also helps kids develop socialization skills. When all of the children in the neighborhood stop over to play, your kids will be sure to make friends. Here are a few fun games to play with a basketball hoop.
3 Basketball Games to Play With Your Family
1. Musical Basketballs
To play musical basketballs, you need music and one basketball per player. To start the game, place the basketballs in a circle and instruct everyone to walk around the balls as the music plays. When the music stops, players have to pick up a ball and shoot it into the basketball hoop. When a player makes a basket, they sit down. The last player standing is out of the game.
H-O-R-S-E is one of the most popular basketball games of all time. It requires just two players, a basketball hoop, and a ball. The first player picks a spot on the court and takes a shot. If they make it, the next player has to make the same shot. If the second player also scores, the game continues. If the second player misses, they get an H. Play continues until one player misses five shots and gets tagged with all five letters that spell H-O-R-S-E.
3. Knock Out
Although this game requires some shooting ability, it’s still an engaging game for kids with different skill levels. The game calls for at least two players and two basketballs. Players line up at the free throw line and take turns, two at a time, making baskets. The first player shoots from the line. If they miss, the second player can knock them out of the game if they score a basket before the first player can corral the rebound and shoot the ball in the basket. The game continues until all but one player is knocked out.
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