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Beach Ball Movement Game


Beach Ball Movement Game

[15 Minutes]

You don't have to be near a beach to enjoy this family movement game. Together you can exercise and have a lot of fun.

You'll need:

• beach ball • permanent marker

What to do:

  1. Blow up a small plastic beach ball.
  2. Write movement ideas with stick figure pictures or a simple word on sections marked off on the ball. Suggested actions: clap, hop, jump, touch toes, bend, or arm circles.
  3. Throw the ball to her.
  4. Help her "read" the action by having her look under her right hand when she catches the ball.
  5. Together, do the action an agreed number of times. (Take turns picking the number of times you will do the movement.)

Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.

  • Which movement was the easiest? Hardest?
  • Which movements used only our legs? Arms? Whole body?

Useful information:

While you are having fun together, this activity helps your child develop eye/hand coordination, large muscle skills, and pre-reading skills.

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