Project Description

Physical Literacy | Bounce & Catch

TIME: 15 Minutes

AGES: 4 – 6

SKILL: Catch

Requirements

  • 2-3 different bouncy balls (e.g. large inflated bouncy ball, tennis ball, solid rubber ball)

Instructions

  1. Show your child how to drop a ball, let it bounce once, and then catch
  2. Encourage your child to drop and catch the ball many times in a row
  3. Let your child try different sizes of balls, and start with balls that are easier to catch (e.g. larger balls)

Variations

  • If it helps, children with physical disabilities can sit down while bouncing and catching, so their hands are free to catch

Benefits

This activity develops hand-eye coordination, as well as fine motor control of the hands and fingers