• Class: Primary 3
  • Term: 2nd Term
  • Week: 5
  • Age: 8 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: Basic Science and Technology
  • Curriculum Theme: Physical And Health Education
  • Topic: Ball Games
  • Content: Definition, Examples, And Safety Rules In Ball Games

Specific Objectives:
By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  • Cognitive Domain: Define ball games and list 2 examples.
  • Affective Domain: Appreciate the importance of safety rules in ball games.
  • Psychomotor Domain: Demonstrate basic ball-handling skills.
  • Social Domain: Collaborate and follow safety rules while engaging in ball games.

Reference Materials:

  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks

Instructional Materials:

  • Various balls (football, basketball, etc.)
  • Pictures or videos demonstrating ball games
  • Charts or posters with safety rules
  • Whistle
  • Cones or markers

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding ball games and their safety rules is crucial for promoting physical activity, teamwork, and preventing injuries during sports and recreation.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Students should have a basic understanding of sports and physical activities.


Content Development: Ball Games

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupils’ ActivityLearning Point
Introduction 5 minsDiscussionQuestion and AnswerIntroduce the topic of ball games and discuss their importance.Respond to questions and share ideas about ball games.Understand the significance of ball games.
Define Ball Games 5 minsExplanationLectureDefine ball games, providing examples like football, basketball, etc.Listen attentively and take notes.Define ball games and list examples.
Examples of Ball Games10 minsDemonstrationVisual AidShow pictures or videos of various ball games. Discuss characteristics.Observe and discuss different ball games visually.Identify and list 5 examples of ball games.
Safety Rules 5 minsDiscussionGroup DiscussionDiscuss safety rules in ball games. Use charts or posters for emphasis.Engage in group discussions about safety rules.Understand and appreciate safety rules in ball games.
Guided Practice5 minsGroup ActivityHands-on PracticeDivide students into groups for practical exercises with balls.Practice ball-handling skills in assigned groups.Demonstrate basic ball-handling skills effectively.
Note Taking 5 minsWriting Lecture and DiscussionSummarize key points. Encourage questions for clarification.Take notes and ask questions for clarity.Have clear notes on the topic.
Conclusion 5 minsRecapQuestion and AnswerSummarize the lesson, ask questions, and review safety rules.Participate in the recap and answer questions.Recap main points and safety rules in ball games.

Classroom Note:

Ball Games

Definition: Ball games involve sports or recreational activities played with a ball.

Examples Of Ball Games:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Handball.
  • Safety Rules In Ball Games:
  1. Play in designated areas.
  2. Use proper equipment.
  3. Follow game rules.
  4. Respect opponents.
  5. Listen to referees and coaches.


  1. What are ball games?
  2. List three safety rules in ball games.
  3. Demonstrate dribbling with a ball.

Note to Teachers:
Customize the lesson content, teaching methods, and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, curriculum, and available resources.