Bocce

Age: Preschool, Kindergartenball1

Equipment: Small ball, bean bags

Space requirements: Open space

Activity description:

  • Place a small ball or “jack” a few metres away from the starting point.
  • Children take turns throwing their bean bags toward the “jack”.
  • Children try to get their bean bags as close to the “jack” as they can.

Skill development:

  • Physical skills: throwing; eye-hand coordination; aim and accuracy; spatial awareness
  • Non-physical skills: sharing; concentration; critical thinking; problem solving; self-discovery

Adjust the challenge:

  • Decrease the distance the bean bag is thrown.

Activity modified from: LEAP BC (Literacy, Education, Activity and Play) Hop (Healthy Opportunities for Preschoolers)

Posted in 2.5-4 years (Preschool), 4-6 years (Kindergarten), A-B, Equipment required, Open space

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