Pretend play; predicting
Plastic cups and tennis balls (or plastic balls approximately the same size)
Developing movement skills (hand-eye coordination); developing social skills (taking turns and working together); active play
How to Play
- In a large space, roll one ball per child (one at a time) across the room.
- The children chase their ball and trap it under their cup.
- Once the ball is caught, the children can throw it again, or bring it back to the instructor to be thrown/rolled again.
Safety tip: Throw all the balls (one at a time) in the same general direction to help the children run in the same patters as each other. This will help to avoid collisions. The bigger the space, the better.
Adapted by Healthy Beginnings 2-5