Kicking & Hand to Eye Games – Gross Motor Exercise 17

You’ll need per group:

  • 1 Soccer Ball

Benefits 

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

Set the Scene 

The children pretend they are a giant washing machine. The soccer balls are the clothes.

Set Up 

Children stand in a large circle facing in.

How it works

Starting with one ball children pass around the circle. Educator adds more balls in as the circle.

Simple Steps

  1. Children stand in a circle
  2. They are then encouraged to pass the soccer ball to the person next to them
  3. Educator can add more balls, change direction, call stop or continue the spin cycle