Are you looking for an easy activity for your energetic child? Are you looking for
something fun that will occupy them for more than five minutes? Not only will throwing
games help you out with that, but they’re beneficial for your child, also!
Two Things You Need:
● Foam or Rubber Balls
● Buckets or Baskets
The great thing about throwing or “tossing” games is that there is no right or
wrong way to play! The act of throwing something helps your child develop gross
motor skills! In other words, your child’s large muscles are strengthening.
With that in mind, here are some tips to set up an easy throwing game for your child.
Set up buckets or something similar as a target and provide your child with balls
to throw. These balls should be heavy enough to throw but not too heavy to
cause damage if it doesn’t land on the target! Encourage your child to stand an
appropriate distance away and help guide them if they get frustrated. Keep in
mind, younger children may not be able to throw as well and may prefer to roll the
Add an extra challenge for older children by separating the balls
and baskets by color and counting the balls that go in. This is an excellent game
to play outside but if you play it inside, make sure you have an open space where
it is safe to throw balls!
Save For Next Time:
The best part of this activity is that by playing the game, you clean up, too! If your
child enjoys the throwing game, consider keeping the balls in the bucket for next