Beach Ball Blanket Toss

passing ball between two people

This activity is a fun way to practice ball-tracking. Minimum of two people are required, so why don’t you join your child in this one?!

Set up

You will need a small blanket and a beach ball in a clear play space. 

How to play
Step 1
  • Have your child hold one end of the blanket and you hold the other
  • Start with the beach ball in the middle
Step 2
  • Working together, lift the blankets up fast to throw the ball in the air
Step 3
  • Try and keep the ball bouncing up and down by holding the blanket tight and catching and flinging as the ball bounces
Make it easier
  • Hold the blanket and tilt it and watch the ball roll away! Don't let it tip off!
Make it harder
  • Try with multiple balls - different weighted balls is a great way to explore power with tossing and catching
Activity information
Age: 2-3 years, 3-5 years, Kindergarten / Pre-school, Foundation, Year 1
Participants: 2 +
Equipment: Beach ball, Blanket
Duration: 10 minutes
Skill focus
Explore these skills for teaching tips
Physical literacy tips
  • Make it into a story! Pretend the balls are boats on a wild and stormy sea (the blanket)