Target Practice

Activity Items Needed

Chalk Cones Hoops Balls Buckets or containers of varying sizes

Activity Directions

Set up targets for your child using cones, hoops, buckets or chalked shapes on the floor. Ask your child to roll, throw, or kick the ball to the target. Move the target further away to make it harder, or move it closer to make it easier. Make the target smaller to make it harder, or bigger to make it easier. Ask your child if they notice how some objects are easier to throw and why they think that is. Can they throw with both hands together? Can they throw with their left and their right hands separately and at the same time? This game encourages hand/eye coordination, gross and fine motor movements, and direction and precision throwing.

Activity Tips

Set up targets for your child using cones, hoops, buckets or chalked shapes on the floor. Ask your child to roll, throw, or kick the ball to the target. Move the target further away to make it harder, or move it closer to make it easier. Make the target smaller to make it harder, or bigger to make it easier. Ask your child if they notice how some objects are easier to throw and why they think that is. Can they throw with both hands together? Can they throw with their left and their right hands separately and at the same time? This game encourages hand/eye coordination, gross and fine motor movements, and direction and precision throwing.