Friday, May 31, 2013
Bouncy Ball Basics
I don't have too many pictures of this because my 18 Month old help me set it up.
What is needed:
Balls that will fit in the slots (we used bouncy balls)
However, you could use: Ping Pong balls, golf balls, etc.
Dry erase markers
You can set this up many different ways depending on the interests of your child.
Matching...Counting...Color Recognition... Patterns
Here are a few we tried.
Here is my 18 Month old just randomly placing the balls in the slots as I counted for her.
Color Recognition... Yellow
"Look, they are all yellow."
"You made a yellow circle!"
Make a colored circle with the dry erase marker on the paint palette and present the coordinating balls.
I used a permanent marker on the balls for the numbers so it didn't come off as they held them in their hands. If you scrub hard enough it will eventually come all the way off... at least mine did.
For a short video of my youngest enjoying this activity click on the link below...