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Flocci - Body - Sports - Kho Kho
What is likable about Kho kho?
What kind of game would I decide as a national game?
Which all body parts are used in kho kho?
What all can I learn from playing Kho kho?
What kind of physical fitness training i can do to play Kho Kho better.
How does one adhere to the rules of the games?
What all strategies do people use to play Kho kho?
How can I develop strategies to play more the game more effectively?
If you are the captain of a kho kho team how will you select your team?
What skills and abilities are required to be a good Kho Kho player?
How all can I develop skills to play the game better?
What is the role of rules in a game?
KGQ, Mi & TS
#9, People, Comprehension
Kho kho is a team game. Apart from physical strengths like good fitness level, reflexes, stamina one needs team skills and also thinking skills.
Play a 1-2 rounds of Kho Kho.
Now all sit together and make a list of all the skills, abilities and strengths that one needs to have to play kho kho well. These can be divided into three categories - physical skills, mental skills, and team skills.
Now play kho kho again - however this time when giving kho - instead of saying kho say out any one of skill / strength and the person to whom the kho is given tries to focus on doing that skills / strength.
At the end children can even rank different skills / strengths in each category on the basis of importance.
, #8, Visual, Analysis
One way to become better at any game is to play it off the field - in one’s mind - visually - this is typically done both on ‘paper’ as well as visualization.
On a chart paper or board children draw the field kho kho (draw to scale the plan / top view). Place 3 markers / tokens etc as the runners. Place another set of 9 tokens (with arrows for direction that they are facing) as the catchers.
Discuss the following:
1) Discuss what you observe about the field now that you are getting an aerial view of it.
2) Create scenarios from the runner team and discuss what could be the best way to ‘run’. Draw or move the tokens to illustrate. Children can present one by one. Analyse each suggestion for its merits and de-merits. Visualise in your mind
3) Now do the same form the catchers team perspective.
Children can as an activity draw the whole ground just based on the verbal description given (see store)
#11, Body, Application
In any sport one can learn from other sports and hence it is important for children to play multiple sports - if for nothing else - but to copy strategies and abilities.
Play one round of any other sport for few min. Pick up few things from this game/ sport.
Now play a round of kho kho and apply what you learned from that sport.
Repeat with many other sports / games
Children can even try and learn from other Body genie activities like acting, dance, etc
#5, Self / Body, Synthesis
As much as general physical fitness is important - most sports require specialised physical fitness training which is dependant on the key physical requirement of that particular game.
Watch a video of people playing Kho Kho carefully. Make a list of key movements required by any player. Now devise your own exercise routine to get good at these movements. To do this you may do the movement in slow motion (or do and observe in pairs) and be aware what muscles, joints are key, how the body moves etc.
Develop a training guide by drawing these exercises. (Compile all the exercises devised by the group in one book)
A Kho Kho playground (or pitch) is rectangular. It is 29 meters in length and 16 metres in width. There are two rectangles at the end. One side of the rectangle is 16 metre and the other side is 2.75 meters. In the middle of these two rectangles, there are two wooden poles. The central lane is 23.5 meters long and 30 cm width . There are eight cross lanes which lie across central lane, length of the cross lanes, are 16 meters and width 30 cm. It makes the small rectangles and each of it is 16 meters in length and 2.3 meters in breadth,(the two rectangles of near by the wooden poles are 2.5 meters width) at right angles to the central lane and divided equally into two parts of 7.85 meters each by central lane. At the end of central lane, two posts are fixed. They are 120 cm height from the ground and their circumference is not less than 30 cm and not more than 40 cm. The post is made of wooden poles which are smooth all over. The posts are fixed firmly in the free zone tangent to the post-line at a height between 120 to 125 cm.