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Bouncing You will need

1 big ball 1 shape

I can't wait to learn how to bounce

Magical Dust The ball is covered in icky sticky glue The ground is covered in magical dust the child drops the ball, hits the ball on top and it bounces down to collect the magical dust. How much magical dust can you collect?

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Instruct the child to hold the ball out in front of there body, using *super straight arms. Instruct the child to look at the ball

Helpful Hints! If the child is becoming frustrated, you can demonstrate. Some children are visual (showing) or audio (verbal) learners

Super straight arms Both arms are extended out, away from the child's body.

2

Instruct the child to open their arms and drop the ball.

3

Helpful Hints!

Place the shape on the ground in front of them and then instruct the child to drop the ball onto the shape.

Instruct the child to hit the ball with a downward motion.

Helpful Hints

Say out loud with the child "Open your arms wide" Praise the child! Count how many times they bounce the ball.

Child must wait for the ball to jump up before attempting to hit it down. Instruct the child to keep hand flat as a pancake.

Open arms wide

4 Keep feet apart

Repeat!


Catching a big & small ball You will need

I can't wait to play the Bouncing Bunny and Chirping Birdy game.

1 bean bag, 1 shape, 1 small ball, 1 big ball 1 adult

Chirping Birdy - Small ball The child's hands hold the magic chirping dust The small ball is the little birdy The adult is the mom/dad bird who helps the birdy fly to get some magical chirping dust.

Bouncing Bunny- Big ball The ball is a bouncing bunny The child's arms are the bunnies house. The adult is the mom/dad who was holding the bunny who decided to jump out their arms and run home.

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The adult must stand 4 to 10 feet away from the child. Gently underarm throw the ball towards the child, allowing the ball to bounce towards the child who catches it. Spider Hands

Scoop arms

Open hands, palms up, the side of the hands closest to the pinkie finger should be touching. Tell children to put pretend glue onto the sides of their hands to help them stick together.

Left elbow touches the left side of their body. Right elbow touches the right side of their body. Extend arms out with their palms up. Make sure elbows stay on the side of their body while arms are extended.

Big ball

Small ball This is the path that the ball should travel once it's thrown by the adult.

2

Instruct the child to move their body towards the bouncing ball and scoop it up.

3

Helpful Hint!

Helpful Hint!

Before throwing the ball at the child, ask them. "Are you ready" If they are afraid, reassure the child that you aren't going to throw it hard. Be gently! After a few attempts they will feel more confident.

Before throwing the ball at the child, ask them. "Are you ready" You want them making eye contact with you before releasing the ball. When you see the child catch the ball in their hands, remind them to: Hug the big ball or Squeeze the small ball.

Instruct the child to move their body to where the ball is bouncing and catch it.

4

Repeat!


Drop and Catch a big ball 1 big ball 1 shape 1 bean bag

You will need

I can't wait to learn how to drop and catch a ball.

Hungry Bird The child's hands are a "nest" The ball is a "bird" The child drops the bird so it can eat some food and jumps back into the nest.

1

Instruct the child to hold the ball out in front of there body, using *super straight arms. Instruct the child to look at the ball

Helpful Hints! If the child is becoming frustrated, you can demonstrate the activity. You can also do the activity with the child. You can learn "together"

Big ball

Children are either Visual or Audio learners.

Super straight arms Both arms are extended out, away from the child's body.

Shape

2

Instruct the child to open their arms and drop the ball.

3

Place the shape on the ground in front of them and then instruct the child to drop the ball onto the shape.

Instruct the child to catch the ball using scoop arms.

Helpful Hints!

Helpful Hints!

Say out loud with the child "Open your arms wide" Praise the child "Great Job" "You did it"

Left elbow touches the left side of their body. Right elbow touches the right side of their body. Extend arms out with their palms up. Make sure elbows stay on the side of their body while arms are extended.

Scoop arms

Instruct child to "hug the ball" Keep feet apart Bean Bag

4

Repeat!


Drop and Catch a small ball I can't wait to learn how to drop and catch a small ball

1 tennis ball You will need 1 shape

Jelly Bean The tennis ball is a jelly bean. The child's hands are the basket. Drop and catch the jelly bean. How many times did you catch the jelly bean before it bounced away?

1

Instruct the child to hold the ball out in front of there body, using *super straight arms. Instruct the child to look at the ball

Helpful Hints! If the child is becoming frustrated, you can demonstrate. Some children are visual (showing) or audio (verbal) learners

Super straight arms Both arms are extended out, away from the child's body.

2

Instruct the child to open their arms and drop the ball

3

Helpful Hints!

Helpful Hints

Say out loud with the child "Open your arms wide" Praise the child "You got it" "I'm proud of you"

Child must wait for the ball to jump up before attempting to catch it.

Instruct child to "squeeze the ball"

Tennis ball

Keep feet apart

Instruct the child catch the ball using both hands

4

Repeat!


Hoping on one foot I can't wait to learn how to hop on one foot.

1 hoop 1 bean bag

You will need

Stomping grapes The ground is full of grapes The child who is hopping will stomp the grapes Snowman The hoop is your house. Count how many grapes you can stomp on with one foot while hopping home.

1

Instruct the child to start with both feet together. Lift up their foot while bending it, making sure their foot is pointing backwards.

Helpful Hints! Child may want to hold their leg. Rather assist them by holding their hand as they attempt to hop. Reminding them to keep their foot behind them. Tell them they shouldn't see their foot when they are hopping. Hop on one foot as many times as you can before putting your foot down

hoop bean bag

hop

hop

hop

2 to 5 feet between the bean bag and the hoop

2

Instruct child to hop once and then try again.

3

Instruct child to switch feet after a few hops.

I did it! This is fun.

Switch feet.

4

Repeat!


Jumping with two feet You will need

I can't wait to learn how to jump using two feet. .

1 shape 1 hoop

Kangeroo The child is the Kangeroo The hoop is the watering hole Jump like a kangeroo. See how many jumps it takes to get to the water hole.

1

Instruct the child to jump forwards beginning at the shape and ending at the hoop, keeping their feet together.

Helpful Hints! If the child is jumping into the hoop one foot at a time, tell the child to pretend to put glue between their feet and stick there feet together. Remind child to keep feet together.

Count out aloud together how many jumps it takes to reach the hoop.

shape

2

3 to 5 feet between child's feet and the hoop.

Instruct the child to keep their feet together when jumping.

3

hoop

Instruct the child to jump backwards on their next turn.

Helpful Hints Praise the child. "It's okay to make a mistake, lets try again!"

Keep feet together

hoop

4

Repeat!


Kicking You will need

1 big ball 1 bean bag

I can't wait to learn how to kick.

Rocket ship The ball is a rocket ship You are the moon The foot is the power You shout out "Ready, steady, Go!" Child kicks the rocket to the moon using all of their power.

1

Instruct the child to "March" up to the ball and give it a big kick.

Instruct the child to look at the ball

Helpful Hints! Instruct the child to "march" when walking towards the ball to kick it. Say it out loud "March, March, March and Kick" Some children are visual (show them) or audio (tell them) learners.

2 feet between child and the ball Bean bag

2

Instruct child to kick the bottom of the ball.

3

Instruct the child to kick the bottom of the ball.

Walk and collect the ball. Watch the ball

Helpful Hints! Remind to look at the ball when they are walking up to the ball to give it a kick.

Helpful Hints Remember to praise the child. "Wow! you have strong muscles"

Point toe to the ground before kicking the ball.

4

Repeat!


Throwing: Overhead You will need

I can't wait to learn how to Overhead throw

1 hoop 1 big ball

The Snowman The ball is the sun The hoop is the snowman Snowman Throw the sun at the snowman and watch him melt away. It will take two or three throws before he completely melts away.

1

Instruct the child to hold the ball with two hands and place the ball on their forehead.

Helpful Hints! Make sure the child is not resting the ball behind their head. Make sure the ball is the appropriate size for the age of the child. They should be able to hold the ball comfortablely. Praise the child "That was a great shot"

5 feet between the child and the hoop. hoop

2

Instruct child to throw the ball at the target.

3

Instruct child to follow through when throwing. Ball has to bounce once in the hoop.

Throw at the hoop

hoop Take one step forward when throwing

4

Repeat!


Throwing: Over arm throw You will need

1 hoop 1 bean bag 1 half cone

I can't wait to learn how to throw.

Airplane The bean bag is the paper airplane The hoop is the water puddle The airplane flies over the water puddle and lands safely on the ground.

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Instruct the child to place the bean bag in their best hand. Point other hand aiming over the hoop. Instruct the child to look past the hoop

If a child throws with their left hand then point right finger at the target and step with the righ foot. If child throws with their right hand, then point left finger at the target and step with the left foot.

2

hoop

Instruct child to throw the bean bag over the hoop

Some child are still trying to figure out which hand they favor. Just go with it. You say "Point, Step and Throw"

Place hoop 2 feet in front of the cone.

cone

Helpful Hints! If the child doesn't know which is there "best" hand. Make them put their hands behind their backs and then ask them to give you a high five. Which ever hand they give you a high five with, will most likely be their "best" hand.

3

Instruct child to follow through when throwing.

Helpful Hints! Step forward on the opposite foot to the throwing arm. Follow through! Right arm throws. Body is moving forward after releasing the bean bag.

Point finger at bean after it's released.

Left foot steps forward. hoop

4

Repeat!


Throwing: Underarm You will need

I can't wait to learn how to Under arm throw

1 hoop 1 bean bag

Apples The bean bag is the apple The hoop is the basket Throw the apple into the Snowman basket. Count how many apples you can get into the basket without them falling on the ground.

1

Instruct the child to hold the ball in their best hand. Take one step with opposite foot.

Helpful Hints! Remind the child to sway their arm up and down next to their body, rather than away across their body. When they release the bean bag, their hand should be in line with the hoop. Praise the child "That was a great throw" "How many apples can you get into the basket?"

Bean bag facing the hoop

3 to 5 feet between child's feet and the hoop. hoop

2

Instruct child to throw the ball at the target.

3

Instruct child to watch the bean bag. The bean bag can touch any part of the hoop.

Extend arm towards hoop when throwing.

hoop Take one step forward when throwing

4

Repeat!


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