Kicking & Hand to Eye Games 

Gross Motor Exercise 11 – Ball on a String

You’ll need per child:

  • 1 Soccer Ball
  • 1 Stocking


  • Increase hand to eye coordination
  • Increase  eye focusing
  • Increase kicking skills
  • Increase balance

Set Up 

Put the ball into the stocking or have a ball on a piece of string

Hang the ball or hold the ball off the ground, so it hangs just off the ground

How it works

Children have to kick the hanging ball and keep it moving

Simple Steps

  1. Hang the ball so it hangs just off the ground
  2. Encourage the child to kick the ball
  3. Encourage them to use both foot.