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Target Practice

Skills:

Physical: accurate toss to a target, upper limb coordination, hand-eye coordination, accuracy

Cognitive: selective attention, visual processing

Social: turn taking

Number of participants:

1 or more

Equipment:

bean bag or ball, target (hula hoop on the floor or target on the wall)

Description:

  1. child stands in one spot and aims to throw a bean bag/ball at a stationary target

Modifications to make the activity easier:

Change the environment: have the child stand closer to the target to decrease physical demand

Change the equipment:

  • use the bean bag only to decrease physical and cognitive demand
  • increase size of the target to decrease physical demand

Modifications to make the activity harder:

Change the environment: increase the distance between partners to increase physical demand

Change the task: have the child toss the ball at a wall target to increase physical and cognitive demand

Change the equipment: use a smaller ball to increase physical demand

Goal examples:

  • I will be able to throw a bean bag through a target from 3m away, 4 out of 5 times
  • I can underhand throw a bean bag through a target, using my right hand