Hit the Target
Developing movement skills (throwing, eye-hand coordination)
1. Create and set up a variety of targets (e.g. empty milk cartons to knock down, paper targets on the wall). Throw underarm or overarm to hit the targets.
2. Take turns calling out for each other which target to aim for, and whether to throw underarm or overarm (e.g. "overarm at the pink heart"; "underarm to the juice bottle").
3. Read the poem "Throw the Ball" together.
4. Take turns putting a child in charge of setting the distance to the targets. Invite he/she to measure and mark the distance by measuring with footsteps; help her/him count and record the number.