Vocabulary (counting); pretend play
1 ball per child (soft bouncing balls)
Developing movement skills (hand-eye coordination); active play
How to Play
- In a large area, have the children spread out so that they have their own space around them.
- Have the children place their ball on their tummy; say “stretch” and have the children stretch the ball out in front of them; say “drop” and have the children drop their ball in front of them; say “spike” or “hit” and have the children hit their ball on top during its return bounce using the heal of their hand.
Adapted by Healthy Beginnings 2-5