Don’t let the ball fall!

Age group

3-5 yrs

Number of children:

13-20 ppl

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Areas it develops: movements, following order, communication, socialization, senso-motor integration

The rules are really simple: pairs have to throw a ball and count how many times they could do so without letting it fall. Execution is much more complicated though: it greatly benefits cooperation, precise movements, applying the right force and concentration. Moreover, children have to focus on more things at once as they also have to count while throwing.

Ingredients

  • balls

Don’t let the ball fall!

Instructions:

Pair the children up but make sure they don’t stand too far away from each other. Ask them to simply throw the ball without letting it fall. At age 6 ask them to also count the times they could throw it without letting the ball touch the floor. Everyone should count their own and the count starts over after a fall. At the end of the game make sure to discuss everybody’s streak.

Pro tip: if a child experiences difficulty with either throwing or catching they should be paired with the adult.