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 or one per pair
  • The children occupy a space in the hall/yard standing approximately 1m from the wall

Task

  • Bounce the ball and strike it off the wall
  • Continue to strike the ball as it returns from the wall at the top of every bounce

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