Promote Eye-hand Coordination
• Promote body awareness and refine motor
• Develop and strengthen self-confidence,
• Learn positive interacting,
• Learn/practice on-task concentration, and
• Introduce/practice the concept of sportsmanship.
• Four different
size bottle caps, and
• A ball (a tennis ball works great!)
This game is best played outside, but can
be adapted to indoors like a garage too. Group the children
into pairs. Give each pair their own bottle caps and ball. The
four bottle caps are placed in a line from biggest to smallest.
The two children which form a pair stand upon opposite sides
of the bottle cap line. They both stand an equal distance away
from the line. The distance is determined by the facilitator.
The children take turns throwing the ball
in an attempt to hit the bottle caps. The object is to hit all
four bottle caps in order—going from the biggest down
to the smallest. Each child can only go on to the next smallest
cap after they have successfully hit the one sequentially bigger.
Therefore, the two children may not be aiming at the same cap
all the time. If a bottle cap moves as a result of getting hit,
it is left in its new position for the remainder of the game.
An interesting rule can be added for excitement.
Each time a child hits a bottle cap and it flips it completely
over, they get to skip one bottle cap and go two caps below
the one they hit.
The facilitator needs to be sure that the children
do not throw the ball in an inappropriate way like too hard
or too high. They will need to set limits to ensure everyone's
safety. The facilitator can reward both players for sincere
The facilitator can lead a discussion on how
people felt and responded to being the winner or loser. It is
a natural time to discuss sportsmanship and the idea of "winning
modestly, losing graciously."
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