Quarter Ball

Age Range: All age groups

Players Required: 4 or more, plus parent

Materials: 1 soccer ball, chalk

Directions: Divide the playing area into quarters with chalk, and place one (or more) players in each quarter.

Throw the ball into the centre, and let the players kick it out of their quarter with their feet, but no hands. (If players have trouble not using their hands, ask them to hold them behind their backs for the game).

Every thirty seconds, the parent should call out “Score”, and whichever quarter the ball is in at that moment scores a point. The aim of the game is for the players to keep the ball out of their quarter.

Continue the game for as long as desired and keep score. The player/s that score the fewest points by the end of the game are the winners.


Discussion: Discuss the pros and cons of television.

Comparison: Compare a butterfly with a moth.


General Knowledge Quiz #3

See if you know the answers to these questions. If you don’t, find out from an encyclopaedia or atlas.


  1. What is an isthmus?
  2. Give an example.


  1. Which came first in English history: The Great Fire of London or The Great Plague of London?
  2. Which great diarist lived during that time?


  1. Add the product of six and five to the square root of forty-nine, subtract one and take the square root. What is your answer?
  2. What is the difference between a factor and a multiple?
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Finished? Check your answers.

  1. A narrow strip of land between two large land masses.
  2. Central America (Panama Isthmus). You’ll find the names of some other isthmuses here.
  3. The Great Plague, in 1665.
  4. Samuel Pepys
  5. Six
  6. Factors are multiplied to give a product. e.g. 2 and 4 are factors of 8. A multiple is a number that may be divided by another number with no remainder e.g. 6, 9, 12, 15 and 18 are multiples of 3.
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