Kicking & Hand to Eye Games

Gross Motor Exercise 12 – High Hanging Swat

You’ll need per child:

  • 1 Soccer Ball
  • 1 Stocking

or

  • Ball on a String

Benefits 

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

Set Up 

Put the ball into the stocking.

Hang the ball or hold the stocking so it hangs just above the children head

How it works

Children have to bat the ball with their hands and keep it moving for as long as possible

Simple Steps

  1. Hang the ball so it hangs just above the children’s head
  2. Encourage the child to bat the ball with their hands
  3. Encourage them to use both hands.