This Ball Sense Activity is designed to develop children’s ball-handling skills, carrying and striking skills, and movement skills relevant to games

Organisation

  • Each child has a ball
  • The children occupy a space in the hall/yard, standing approximately 1m from the wall

Task

  • Strike the ball with the open hand from approximately 1m from the wall
  • Stop the ball before each strike
  • Progress by striking the ball continuously with the closed fist instead of the open hand

Teaching Points

  • Place the feet side on to the wall
  • Face the non-striking shoulder to the target
  • Practise using both the left and right hands