Catching and Throwing Games

Gross Motor Exercise 4 – Apple Picking

You’ll need:

  • 1 Ball per child

Benefits 

  • Increase Hand to eye coordination
  • Increase Ball handling skills
  • Increase Grip strengthens
  • Increase Eye focusing
  • Increase Catching skills
  • Increase Throwing skills

Set the Scene

We’re in a field full of apple trees.

How it works

Children have to throw their balls up into the air to knock the apples off the tree. They then have to try to catch their the falling apples ( the ball )

Simple Steps

  1. Children are given a ball each or one between two
  2. Encourage the children to throw the ball at the wall and catch it as it comes back
  3. Each time they catch the ball they can take a step back.