JULY 30, 2013: Ping Pong Balls

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MYSTERY ITEM: Ping Pong Balls

Our last mystery item for the month was ping pong balls. I could think of endless ways to use these, but see below what the kids came up with…

PLAYED PASS THE BALL:
-Worked on team building skills
-Worked on color recognition
-Visual tracking
-Used fine motor skills
-Used large muscles
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DID A SCIENCE EXPERIMENT (WILL THEY FLOAT OR SINK):
-Worked on science skills
-Learned what a hypothesis is
-Worked on position words (top or bottom)
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PLAYED BALL TOSS:
-Worked on taking turns
-Used large muscles
-Worked on eye-hand coordination
-Worked on color recognition
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PING PONG BALL ART (dipped balls in paint, shook in a bag, let dry, cut bag apart & had art):
-Sensory experience
-Used creativity/imagination
-Worked on color recognition
-Worked on fine motor skills
-Used large muscles
-Worked on cutting skills
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