Balance the balls

Age
2 - 5
Equipment
Lots of balls or other round objects (pom poms, golf balls, dollar store balls, ball pit balls, table tennis balls etc)
Lots of things to balance them on (cups, golf tees, boxes etc)
Physical Activity


Coordination

Where this can be played
Indoors or outdoors
How to Play
  • Place all the balls at one end of the space and all the balance objects at the other end.
  • The kids pick up a ball and move it to the other end and try to balance the balls on the objects.

The game is over when all the balls are balancing on something. 

Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options
  • If you have someone who has a visual impairment, find high contrast or large balls and objects. 
  • If you have someone who has a gross motor limitation or uses a wheelchair, provide objects that are a height where they may be able to reach them.
  • The challenge to this game is ensuring the ball is the appropriate size for whatever it is balancing on. For example, a soccer ball may not balance very well on a golf tee, but would balance on a bucket.
  • A golf ball would balance on both, so a decision needs to be made and a problem needs to be solved to effectively end the game. 

Source – Early Impact Learning